Lot 5738 - ibid125 ibid Photographie - jeudi, 09. décembre 2021, 16h30


(New York City 1923–2004 San Antonio)
John F. Kennedy, 1961.
Gelatin silver print. Probably slightly later print.
Image dimension 34.8 × 30.4 cm; sheet dimension 36.4 × 32.2 cm.
The verso signed "Avedon", with handwritten dedication "to Bill" and photographer's copyright stamp.

Literature: Shannon Thomas Perich. Richard Avedon. The Kennedys. Portraits of a Family. London, 2007.

- Private collection, USA.
- Private collection, Switzerland.

This is probably an unnumbered proof print, which was used as a test or reference and in most cases destroyed afterwards. This copy is dedicated as a gift to a "Bill" who cannot be further identified.

Faintly bumped lower right, light scratch marks also lower right, further scratch marks above the left ear, pressure mark upper centre (by the left eye), faintly creased in lower right corner (outside of the image). However, overall in very good condition.

CHF 10 000 / 15 000

€ 9 350 / 14 020