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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, 4-11-79

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, 4-11-79
    signed, numbered '8/10' in graphite, copyright credit and reproduction title stamps (on the reverse)
    gelatin silver print
    21¾ x 34 in. (55.2 x 86.3 cm.)
    Executed in 1979. This work is number eight from an edition of ten.


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, November 10, 1980


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BETTY FREEMAN


    Literature

    R. Avedon, An Autobiography, New York, 1993, pl. 214 (illustrated).
    R. Avedon, Evidence 1944-1994, New York, 1994, pp. 56, 161 (illustrated).
    Richard Avedon Portraits, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, exh. cat., 2002, n.p. (illustrated).