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 aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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