Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Avedon: Photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation

There are so many wonderful events coming up in Paris this fall including Avedon: Photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation sale at Christie's November 20, 2010.  Over 60 Avedon iconic photographs as well as several unique and extremely rare items will be up for sale.  Proceeds from the sale will initiate The Richard Avedon Foundation’s endowment in support of its philanthropic mission. Usually, photography is a great place to start collecting art but I have a feeling from the estimates that these will be out of most our budgets.  Also, if you can't make it to Paris, I'm happy to report that the photographs will be on view at Christie's in New York October 1-7, 2010.  Elephants sold separately of course.  


Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957 (Estimate: $100,000-150,000)

Richard Avedon Self-Portrait, c. 1963 (Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Top Image: Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955 (Estimate: $500,000-700,000)

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