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Richard Avedon: Portraits

Signed by the artist and housed in a clamshell box, this publication presents more than fifty of Richard Avedon’s portrait photographs, with subjects including William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, John Ford, Robert Frank, Buckminster Fuller, Jean Genet, Jasper Johns, June Leaf, Gabriel García Márquez, Carson McCullers, Marilyn Monroe, Marianne Moore, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ezra Pound, and Rose Mary Woods. The book includes multipage foldouts with three portraits of Igor Stravinsky (1969) and the group portraits Andy Warhol and members of The Factory (1969), The Chicago Seven (1969), and The Mission Council (1971). The final images in the book are portraits of Avedon’s terminally ill father, Jacob Israel Avedon, taken between October 1969 and August 1973. The volume also includes an essay by Harold Rosenberg in which he meditates on Avedon’s practice and the nature of portraiture.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication date: 1976

Contributor: Harold Rosenberg

Designer: Elizabeth Paul

Format: Cloth hardcover in dust jacket

Dimensions: 9 × 12 inches (22.9 × 30.4 cm)

Pages: 142

Language: English

Signed: Signed on the front endpaper by Richard Avedon

Edition: First edition

ISBN: 0374236380


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