RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
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ƒ: In addition to the regular Buyer’s premium, a c… Read more PROVENANT DE LA COLLECTION SUSANNE VON MEISS
RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)

Sunny Harnett, Evening Dress by Dior, Rue Jean Goujon, Paris, August 1954

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RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
Sunny Harnett, Evening Dress by Dior, Rue Jean Goujon, Paris, August 1954
tirage argentique, monté sur support cartonné avec feuillet de protection
signé et daté au crayon et annoté au stylo 'Dior Angélique' (montage, verso); diverses annotations de recadrage au crayon (montage, recto); cachet de copyright Harper's Bazaar daté et annoté au crayon (feuillet de protection)
image/feuille : 25,3 x 20,4 cm. (10 x 8 in.)
montage : 38,5 x 31 cm. (15 1⁄8 x 12 1⁄4 in.)
Cette oeuvre est unique.
Provenance
Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich
Acquis directement auprès de celle-ci en 1989
Literature
Carol Squiers, Vince Aletti, Avedon Fashion, Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 2009, n.p.
Justine Pidardie, Olivier Saillard et Jacqueline de Ribes, Dior by Avedon, Rizzoli, New York, 2015, p. 71.
Exhibited
Berlin, C/O Berlin Foundation. Allure. Collection Susanne Von Meiss, 28 mai - 4 septembre 2016 (reproduit au catalogue p. 30).
Special notice

ƒ: In addition to the regular Buyer’s premium, a commission of 5.5% inclusive of VAT of the hammer price will be charged to the buyer. It will be refunded to the Buyer upon proof of export of the lot outside the European Union within the legal time limit. (Please refer to section VAT refunds)
Post lot text
GELATIN SILVER PRINT, MOUNTED ON BOARD WITH PROTECTIVE COVER SHEET; SIGNED AND DATED IN PENCIL AND ANNOTATED IN PEN 'DIOR ANGÉLIQUE' (MOUNT, VERSO); VARIOUS FRAMING ANNOTATIONS IN PENCIL (MOUNT, RECTO); STAMPED HARPER'S BAZAAR COPYRIGHT CREDIT DATED AND ANNOTATED IN PENCIL (PROTECTIVE COVER SHEET).
THIS WORK IS A UNIQUE ENGRAVER'S PRINT

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Lot Essay

La silhouette blonde de Sunny Harnett, les traits fins et l’attitude avenante, sort d'une limousine dans un étalage de glamour et d’élégance. Elle incarne l'idéal imaginé par Avedon, qui associe la fabuleuse haute couture parisienne à une représentation cinématographique avec pour toile de fond les rues et les lieux emblématiques de la ville. Publiées dans Harper's Bazaar, ses photographies ont largement contribué à promouvoir le charme et le mythe de Paris auprès du public américain.


Sunny Harnett, the cool, sharp-featured blonde steps forward from a limousine in a stylised display of high glamour. She epitomises the ideal envisioned by Avedon that situated fabulous Paris haute couture clothes within cinematic narratives set against the backdrop of the streets and archetypal locations of the city. His images, published in Harper’s Bazaar, did a great deal to promote the myth and allure of Paris to an American audience.
Philippe Garner
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