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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

    Twiggy, Hair by Ara Gallant, Paris Studio, January 1968

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
    Twiggy, Hair by Ara Gallant, Paris Studio, January 1968
    gelatin silver print, mounted on linen, printed 1981
    signed, numbered '21/50' in ink, copyright credit, reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps (on the reverse of the mount)
    23 3/8 x 18 5/8in. (59.5 x 47.3cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist


    Pre-Lot Text

    Avedon...created the statement that he wished to make -- of movement caught forever by his lens.
    CECIL BEATON


    Literature

    Avedon and Brodkey, Avedon Photographs, 1947-1977, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978, pl. 127;
    Avedon, Evidence, 1944-1994, Random House, 1994, p. 150;
    Avedon and Arbus, The Sixties, Random House, 1999, pp. 2-3, coloured version;
    Beaton and Buckland, The Magic Image, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp. 252-253.