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RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

Charlie Chaplin, 1952

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RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
Charlie Chaplin, 1952
gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1964
signed, dated and inscribed 'For Bruce Downes with gratitude and admiration' in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
15½ x 19½in. (39.5 x 49.6cm.)
Provenance
From the artist;
by descent to the present owner

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Lot Essay

Bruce Downes was the influential editor of Popular Photography for a number of years and was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on photography. He counted among friends and associates many of the the leading photographers of the day. This lot was a gift to him by Avedon to mark his retirement in 1964.

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