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Avedon 100
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Avedon 100

The photobook Avedon 100 celebrates Richard Avedon's lasting influence on photography and makes clear his profound impression on visual culture worldwide.

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This coffee table book was published on the occasion of Avedon 100 at Gagosian, an exhibition celebrating the centennial of Richard Avedon's birth. More than 150 renowned artists, designers, musicians, writers, curators and representatives of the fashion world were asked to choose a photograph by Avedon and describe how the image - and the artist - influenced them. Participants included Hilton Als, Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Spike Lee, Sally Mann, Polly Mellen, Kate Moss, Chloë Sevigny, Taryn Simon, Christy Turlington and Jonas Wood.

Avedon 100 celebrates Avedon's enduring influence on photography and makes clear his profound impact on visual culture worldwide. Divided into seventeen sections, the book documents the seminal periods in his varied oeuvre, including his widely known In the American West series and images of the social justice movement, as well as his classic portraiture, advertising and fashion work. These photographs reveal the vast and fascinating range of Avedon's subjects, while the commentary by eminent selectors underscores the breadth and scope of Avedon's legacy.

The book includes a foreword by Larry Gagosian, owner of the world-renowned Gagosian Gallery, and essays by Derek Blasberg, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Jake Skeets. With more than 275 illustrations, including documentary footage of Avedon at work behind the scenes; and statements from each of the participating cultural figures on the importance of their selection.

Title: Avedon 100
Publisher: Rizzoli
Release: Sept. 5, 2023
Size: 311 x 251 x 19 mm
Size: 318 pages
Weight: 1741 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780847873869


Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon was born May 15, 1923, in New York City, the son of a Russian-Jewish tailor and a fashion-conscious mother. From an early age he was exposed to the world of style and glamour, which fueled his passion for photography at an early age. At the age of 12, he received his first camera, which it...