• Avedon : Photographies provena auction at Christies

    Sale 5621

    Avedon : Photographies provenant de la Fondation Richard Avedon

    20 November 2010, Paris

  • Lot 16

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955
    tirage argentique unique d'exposition, monté sur lin, tiré en 1978
    signé au crayon, cachets de copyright du photographe, 'Tous droits réservés', titre et date (au dos du montage); cachets de copyright du photographe, reproduction limitée et de l'exposition du Dallas Museum of Art (au dos du cadre)
    216.8 x 166.7cm. (85 3/8 x 65 5/8in.)


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    Ce tirage est le plus grand jamais tiré pour cette image. Exécuté en 1978 pour l'exposition rétrospective d'Avedon sur la mode au Metropolitan Museum of Art, mais seulement exposé pour la version itinérante de l'exposition. Ce tirage a été ensuite accroché pendant plus de 25 ans à lentrée du studio new-yorkais d'Avedon. Depuis 2005, il a été installé à lentrée de la Fondation Richard Avedon.

    The present lot is the largest print of this photograph in existence. It was made for the tour of Avedon's 1978 Metropolitan Museum of Art fashion retrospective. Following its return from the exhibition tour, this print greeted visitors near the entrance to Avedon's New York studio for 25 years. Since 2005, it has been installed inside the entrance to the offices of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

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    Literature

    Avedon: Photographs, 1947-1977, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978, pl. 159 et couverture; Livingston et Gopnik, Evidence, 1944-1994, Random House, 1994, p. 53; Avedon et Thurman, Made in France, Fraenkel Gallery, 2001, pl. 26