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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Avedon Paris, 1978

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Avedon Paris, 1978
    New York: printed on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition, 'Avedon: Photographs 1947-1977' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 13 - November 5, 1978.
    11 gelatin silver prints; each signed, numbered '35/75' in pencil, portfolio copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps (on the verso); each 17 5/8 x 14 1/8in. (44.8 x 36cm.) or the reverse; each with a paper wrapper, 9/11 wrappers numbered consecutively in pencil; the group in turn contained in a paper wrapper, signed and numbered '35/75' in pencil; interleaving tissue; portfolio case with linen covers and impressed facsimile signature


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    Provenance

    From the artist to Sol Mindlin;
    by bequest to a private collection;
    Christie's, New York, April 23, 2007, lot 197.


    Pre-Lot Text

    A dynamic, sophisticated and dazzling representation of Richard Avedon's mastery during his years documenting the Paris couture collections for Harper's Bazaar.


    Literature

    Avedon, Avedon Photographs 1947-1977, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978, pls. 3, 5-6, 10-11, 14-15, 25, 38, 44.


    Post Lot Text

    1. Elise Daniels, Turban by Paulette, Pré-Catelan, Paris, August, 1948
    2. Elise Daniels with Street Performers, Suit by Balenciaga, Les Marais, Paris, August 1948
    3. Dorian Leigh, Coat by Dior, Avenue Montaigne, Paris, August 1949
    4. Dorian Leigh, Evening dress by Piguet, Helena Rubinstein apartment, Ile St.-Louis, Paris, August 1949
    5. Dorian Leigh, Schiaparelli rhinestones, Pré-Catelan, Paris, August 1949
    6. Renée, The New Look of Dior, Place de la Concorde, Paris, August 1949
    7. Marlene Dietrich, Turban by Dior, The Ritz, Paris, August 1955
    8. Sunny Harnett, Evening dress by Grès, Casino, Le Touquet, August 1954
    9. Suzy Parker, Evening dress by Lanvin-Castillo, Café des Beaux Arts, Paris, August 1956
    10. Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), Coat by Cardin, Place Françoise Premier, Paris, August 1957
    11. Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall, Evening dress by Griffe, Folies-Bergère, Paris, August 1957