Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon
Lot #099

The staff of radio station WBAI, New York City, August 7, 1969 

Silver Gelatin Print (Printed 1975) Edition 11/50
8 x 10 "

Minimum Bid: $5,000
Value: Priceless
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

l. to r. Franklin Millspaugh, Bob Fass, Dale Minor, Larry Josephson, Steve Post

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born in New York City, Avedon began his professional photographic career in 1942 in the U.S. Merchant Marine Photographic Department, and attended the Design Laboratory at the New School. He began work as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar in 1945, eventually joining rival Vogue magazine, where he would remain on staff until 1988. In 1992 he was named the first staff photographer for The New Yorker. He received a Master of Photography Award from the International Center for Photography and his work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Smithsonian, and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with countless other museums and
institutions worldwide.


Richard Avedon established The Richard Avedon Foundation during his
lifetime. Based in New York, the Foundation is the repository for
Avedon's photographs, negatives, publications, papers, and archival
materials.

Web: www.avedonfoundation.org