Richard Avedon Photographs 1946-2004

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Edited by: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Texts by: Helle Crenzien, Geoff Dyer, Judith Thurman, Michael Juul Holm, Rune Gade, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Christoph Ribbat English 2007, 192 Pages, 128 Ills. Hardcover 326mm x 254mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2113-4
”... that wonderful, terrible mirror ...“ Jean Cocteau on Richard Avedon

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. (French edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2183-7) 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