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Avedon: Photographies provenant de la Fondation Richard Avedon

Avedon: Photographs From the Richard Avedon Foundation set a new world record for a photographs auction in France realizing €5,467,250 / £4,674,499 / $7,495,600 and selling 100% by lot and 100% by value. The 65 Avedon photographs in this sale represented not only the largest ensemble of his works to ever hit the market, but also offered several unique and extremely rare items. Proceeds will initiate The Richard Avedon Foundation’s endowment in support of its philanthropic mission.

  • Sale Location 9, Avenue Matignon, Paris
  • Auction Times Nov 20   5pm
  • Viewing Times Nov 18   10am - 6pm
    Nov 19   10am - 6pm
    Nov 20   10am - 3pm
  • Contact Info Stuart Alexander
    salexander@christies.com
    Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 84 16
RICHARD AVEDON - Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955
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

Price realized: €841,000 /£719,055 / $1,153,011
WORLD RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION