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    Sale 1985

    Photographs

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 336

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Janis Joplin, New York City, August 28, 1969

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Janis Joplin, New York City, August 28, 1969
    gelatin silver print, printed 1999
    signed, numbered '2/2 AP' in pencil, title, date and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
    18¼ x 14¼in. (46.2 x 36cm.)


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    "You just got to look around you and say, So this is it. This is really all there is to it. This little thing. Everybody needing such little things and they can't get them. Everybody needing just a little...confidence from somebody else and they can't get it. Everybody, everybody fighting to protect their little feelings." JANIS JOPLIN, Avedon, The Sixties, p. 15

    Literature

    Avedon, The Sixties, Random House, 1999, pp. 12-13; Avedon, An Autobiography, Random House, 1993, pl. 22 for a variant