The Great Avedon Auction.


Last month saw an unprecedented sale of prints from renowned photographer Richard Avedon which reaped in a whopping $7.5 million! Not surprising though, given how beautiful his work is.

Marilyn Monroe – Photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation

We assume that you’re familiar with Richard Avedon. If not, (for shame!!!) here’s a couple of prints that went under the gavel last month in Paris, with sales totaling over $7.5 million! Not bad eh?

This print of the 1955 photograph of model Dovima with elephants at a circus was the top earner at the sale — reaping euro841,000 ($1.15 million) alone. This photo is arguably one of, if not the most famous work that he did. Here’s a small gallery of his work for the initiated!

Check out thedailybeast for more photos of the prints auctioned off!

written by cruzron on 2010-12-13 #news #gallery #paris #news #auction #avedon


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Gosh these are better than perfect....

  2. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    yeah. he's a genius!

  3. zekiyeayse
    zekiyeayse ·

    I love Avedon's work..

  4. disdis
    disdis ·

    I had no change in my pocket in the auction.... what a pity! I love Avedon's work though I love more Robert Frank's mistakes (one of the best lomographers ever)

  5. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Stunning !

  6. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @disdis, that sounds like a good title for an Analogue Lifestyle piece... I love Avedon's work though I love more Robert Frank's mistakes, please consider writing a piece about it!

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