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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Dovima with elephants, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Dovima with elephants, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed and numbered '16/100' in pencil, copyright credit, reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps (on the verso)
    9 5/8 x 7 5/8in. (24.3 x 19.4cm.)


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    Dovima models an evening dress by Christian Dior.

    Provenance

    Staley Wise Gallery, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Dior's Sinuous Evening Line is marked high, like an Empire silhouette, then flows supplely against the figure, narrowing as it goes.
    HARPER'S BAZAAR


    Literature

    Harper's Bazaar, American Edition, September 1955, p.215;
    Avedon and Brodkey, Avedon Photographs, 1947-1977, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978, pl. 159 and back cover;
    Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, Alpine Book Co., 1979, p. 137;
    Bailey and Harrison, Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985, cat. no. 7;
    Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 73;
    125 Great Moments of Harper's Bazaar, The Hearst Corporation, 1993, pl. 3;
    Avedon, Evidence, 1944-1994, Random House, 1994, p. 53.