Richard Avedon @ Gagosian


Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree and Gisele Bundchen. Along with Dior and Versace, these super models are just a few of the names in fashion who have posed behind Richard Avedon’s camera lens. Some of the products of which, are on display at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street.

The images on display are graceful and elegant. All of the photographs have been printed in black and white and range from 1965 to 2000.

Avedon died in 2004. He left specific instructions as to how his work should be displayed, from the frame to how it is hung. The Gagosian Gallery have worked with his favoured framer, resulting in the images being displayed in silver gilt frames – just how the photographer would have wanted it.

Despite there only being 13 images on display, the show is a testament to Avedon’s talent. For those lucky enough to be based in California, a much larger exhibition will be on display in Beverly Hills in November.

Richard Avedon: Women is on display at Gagosian Gallery, Davies street until 26 October

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a London-based writer with a special interest in contemporary Middle Eastern Art. She has a BA in Art History and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She runs the Gallery Girl blog and has written for After Nyne, Arteviste, Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, ReOrient and Suitcase Magazine. Lizzy is also curator of Arab Women Artists Now - AWAN 2018 (London).

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