PORTRAITS. by Avedon, Richard (1923 - 2004)

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Edition: First printing.

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early book by Avedon and one of his strongest - it includes over fifty portraits of celebrities, writers and artists from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Marilyn Monroe, William F. Buckley, Igor Stravinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Marianne Moore, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ezra Pound, the Everly Brothers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jean Genet, Truman Capote, J. Robert Oppenheimer, President Eisenhower and many more. Four of the photographic takes are multi-page fold-outs with Igor Stravinsky, The Chicago Seven, Andy Warhol and Factory Members, and the Mission Council. The final images in the book are moving portraits of his dying father, Jacob Israel Avedon, taken between October 1969 and August 1973. Includes an introductory Essay by Harold Rosenberg. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0374236380.

Condition: Fine in white boards in a very near fine dust jacket. (slight toning to spine of dj)

Book ID: 75118
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