• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2304

    Photographs

    15 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 405

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Charlie Chaplin, 1952

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Charlie Chaplin, 1952
    gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1964
    signed, dated and inscribed 'For Bruce Downes with gratitude and admiration' in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    15½ x 19½in. (39.5 x 49.6cm.)


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    Bruce Downes was the influential editor of Popular Photography for a number of years and was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on photography. He counted among friends and associates many of the the leading photographers of the day. This lot was a gift to him by Avedon to mark his retirement in 1964.

    Provenance

    From the artist;
    by descent to the present owner