Richard Avedon

Photographies 1946-2004

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Richard Avedon
Photographies 1946-2004

Ed. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Jeu de Paume, text(s) by Helle Crenzien, Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Rune Gade, Michael Juul Holm, Christoph Ribbat, foreword by Marta Gili, Poul Erik Tøjner

French

2008. 192 pp., 128 ills.

hardcover

25.30 x 32.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2183-7

American photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) received widespread acclaim for his images in which he captured stars with their “masks dropped” and their true colors revealed. He was also notorious for the pitiless way in which he created these moments. For example, he told two great animal lovers, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that his taxi had run over a dog on the way to the photo shoot—and in that second he caught their horrified reaction on film. This attitude, however, was not reserved merely for the rich and famous. Through his legendary project In the American West, hundreds of his uncompromising portraits of common people became photographic icons. This large-format publication presents over one hundred of his most beautiful classic images. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2113-4)

Exhibition schedule: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, August 24, 2007–January 13, 2008 Forma, International Center for Photography, Milan, February 13–June 8, 2008 Jeu de Paume, Paris, June 30–September 28, 2008 Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, October 2008–January 2009 Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, February 12–May 13, 2009 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opening October 2009

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