“STARK AND PENETRATING”: PORTRAITS, BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED BY AVEDON
AVEDON, Richard. Portraits. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, (1976). Quarto, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of this beautiful collection of black-and-white portraits (four folding), boldly inscribed, “Avedon 1995.”
Although Avedon initially achieved fame as a fashion photographer, “it is his portraits, stark and penetrating, which have won the greatest acclaim among collectors” (Blodgett, 102).
Slight toning to edges of leaves and dust jacket; minor soiling to dust jacket. An about-fine signed copy.