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    Sale 2155

    Photographs

    31 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 72

    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
    gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1979
    signed, dated '79', annotated 'Artist Proof', inscribed in ink, title, date and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso); signed and inscribed in ink (on the frame backing board)
    22½ x 17 7/8in. (57.2 x 45.4cm.)


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    Provenance

    From the artist to previous owner;
    gifted to the present owner


    Literature

    Harper's Bazaar, September 1955; 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; Harrison and Bailey, Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985, cat. no. 7; Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945, Jonathan Capem, 1991, p. 73; Avedon, Evidence, 1944-1994, Random House, 1994, p. 53