Lot 1880 - A183 Photography - Wednesday, 06. December 2017, 02.00 PM


Richard Avedon, self portrait, New York, 20th November 2001.
Archival Pigment Print. Vintage.
Image size 37.8 x 37.4 cm; sheet size 50.2 x 40.5 cm.
Verso signed "Avedon, imprinted caption with photographer's copyright, inscription and date.

"The risk for a photographer is to overlook the truth. The truth is where risk begins."

In profile, with his glasses resting above his eyebrows, yet looking directly at the viewer. The present self-portrait of the photographer is definitely unusual. We know him as young and dynamic: he usually presents himself as someone with ease, charm and wit. Here he appears wise and scholarly. He looks at us gracefully, the lights in his pupils appearing as tears in his eyes. In the lenses of his trademark horn-rimmed glasses we can see the reflection of the camera and the studio light.

CHF 15 000 / 25 000

€ 13 160 / 21 930

Sold for CHF 22 100 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.