Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 196 pgs / 100 color / 15 bw.
Pub Date 2/21/2023
Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 30
ISBN 9788857248400 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $70.00
Palazzo Reale, 09/20/22–01/23/23
THE FALL 2023 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG
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Richard Avedon: Relationships
Edited with text by Rebecca A. Senf. Forewords by James Martin, Andrew Schultz. Text by Maria Luisa Frisa, Nicolas Ballario.
How the legendary portraitist forged enduring relationships with his sitters, from Marilyn Monroe to Truman Capote
Over the course of his six-decade-long career, photographer Richard Avedon worked with a tremendous range of portrait subjects: models, actors, ballet dancers, celebrities, civil rights activists, heads of state, inventors, musicians, visual artists and writers. He also frequently returned to the same subjects. Published for an exhibition at Palazzo Reale, Richard Avedon: Relationships spotlights these recurring figures: painter Jasper Johns in 1965 and 1976; novelist Carson McCullers in 1956 and 1958; the Beatles, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe and Allen Ginsberg in 1963 and 1970. Perhaps his most intimate and enduring photographic relationship occurred with his friend and collaborator Truman Capote.
Selected from the extensive Avedon collection at the Center for Creative Photography by curator Rebecca A. Senf, this catalog presents 100 fashion and portrait photographs that emphasize the role of relationship-building in Avedon’s practice. His attunement to his individual subjects—as well as his crystalline technical proficiency—enabled him to create portraits radiant with vivid life.
Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was an influential American fashion and fine art photographer known for his emotive portraits of celebrities. His book In the American West (1985) is widely considered a seminal work in the history of photography. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, among many others.
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Avedon may be known as one of the founding fathers of modern fashion photography—but you've never seen his works like this.
Present, open, and fully engaged with those he met, Avedon understood the transformative power of seeing and being seen.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/11/2023
Truman Capote, New York, October 10, 1955, is reproduced from new release Richard Avedon: Relationships, collecting the inimitable photographer’s portraits of sitters with whom he developed strong bonds over time. Capote became much more than a subject over decades of collaboration. Here, he is pictured at just thirty-one years old. “The photographer’s choice of a pose underscores the vulnerability of the young Capote—he is laid bare for our scrutiny and delectation,” Rebecca A. Senf writes. “Avedon’s last portrait of Capote was taken in 1974 when the writer was fifty. The lithe sensuality of the earlier image is gone. Avedon now focuses on Capote’s head—which fills much of the frame—off center and sitting atop a dark shirt, jacket, and bowtie. Capote looks out from puffy eyes, his thinning hair retreating from his spotted forehead. A large welt on his head and a raised sore on his lower lip make you wonder: ‘What has happened here?’ The mind that produced some of America’s most acclaimed writings of the twentieth century is there, but instead, we see the face, with its age and damage. The fluid motion and grace of the younger man’s body have been replaced by a set jaw and an intractable stare. Each of these portraits of Capote is enriched by the other, and by knowing that Avedon was not just Capote’s photographer, but his friend and collaborator.” continue to blog
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