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Avedon: Photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation

by habituallychic

09 . 29 . 10
There are so many wonderful events coming up in Paris this fall including Avedon: Photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation sale at Christie’s November 20, 2010.  Over 60 Avedon iconic photographs as well as several unique and extremely rare items will be up for sale.  Proceeds from the sale will initiate The Richard Avedon Foundation’s endowment in support of its philanthropic mission. Usually, photography is a great place to start collecting art but I have a feeling from the estimates that these will be out of most our budgets.  Also, if you can’t make it to Paris, I’m happy to report that the photographs will be on view at Christie’s in New York October 1-7, 2010.  Elephants sold separately of course.  
Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957 (Estimate: $100,000-150,000)
Richard Avedon Self-Portrait, c. 1963 (Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Top Image: Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955 (Estimate: $500,000-700,000)

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  1. Acquired Objects September 29, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    Yep, definitely out of my reach money wise but such wonderful photography!

  2. splendidmarket.com September 29, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    Just stunning — I love his shoots with animals. What an eye. Fantastic posts — merci!

  3. Teresa at Splendid Sass September 29, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    He is such a talented photographer! Thank you for sharing.
    Oh, how I wish I could go to Paris now.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Connie @ SogniESorrisi September 29, 2010 | 4:54 pm

    These images are absolutely stunning!

  5. Colour Blogging September 29, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    The picture of Marilyn is just stunning. She is such an icon, totally timeless.

  6. Champe@MyDesignGuide.com September 30, 2010 | 3:29 pm

    Reminds us that black and white photos are relevant in any decor, home, age….

  7. Thomas Folke Andersen November 20, 2010 | 11:23 am

    ‘Dovima with elephants’ is just an amazing photograph.

    Thanks for sharing this post. I have to check out more of Avedon’s work.