Item #8965 An Autobiography. Richard Avedon.
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
An Autobiography

An Autobiography

New York: Random House, 1993. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's brown cloth, spine and upper board stamped in red and fuschia, black-and-white photo label mounted to lower board, original acetate dust jacket, original publisher's printed cardboard packing box.

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." First edition of Avedon’s visual autobiography, signed and dated by him in the year of publication on the front endpaper. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants in the garment industry, Avedon got his start shooting department store ads, and soon was contributing to magazines such as Vogue, Life, and Harper's Bazaar, where he revolutionized fashion photography. Representing both his personal and commercial work, this oversized retrospective comprises over 280 images featuring a diverse range of subjects, including his portraits of cultural icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Janis Joplin, Robert Rauschenberg, Bob Dylan, and Andy Warhol’s Factory alongside his documentary photography and depictions of everyday people. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white plates. Stated first edition on the colophon, with 2 the lowest number in number row, indicating first printing per the publisher's custom. Book fine; light toning and soiling to original packing box. Item #8965

$750.00

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