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July 3, 2010
New York-based Avedon Foundation, the largest repository of works by the late Richard Avedon, is for the first time selling photographs from its archive to establish an endowment to promote the work and legacy of the master fashion photographer and portraitist of such famous people as Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Malcolm X. More than 60 of his photographs will be auctioned by Christie's in Paris on Nov. 20. The collection is expected to...
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April 25, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Jodie Foster and many more came out to shop the preview night of Paris Photo Los Angeles , the international art fair open to the public through the weekend at Paramount Studios. On the studio's New York backlot, guests wandered in and out of sound stages, and galleries set up in faux delis and pizza parlors, admiring historical and contemporary works by hundreds of photographers. This year's event features a tribute to actor/director/artist Dennis Hopper , including a display of his photographic work (his portrait of artist Roy Lichtenstein was one of my favorites)
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October 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
Fashion photographer Richard Avedon lay in critical but stable condition Thursday after suffering a brain hemorrhage last weekend while on assignment in Texas, a spokeswoman for the New Yorker magazine said. Avedon, 81, was hospitalized in San Antonio, where he was shooting for the magazine when he was stricken, said spokeswoman Perri Dorset. She had no information on a prognosis for the photographer once cited as one of the 10 best in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
Photographer Ellen von Unwerth is European by birth and a New Yorker by choice, but during her semi-monthly trips to Los Angeles she happily settles in to work at the Chateau Marmont. The old hotel's long photographic legacy includes frequent stays by Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber, even as the paparazzi are kept at bay just beyond the driveway. The German-born Von Unwerth mainly comes to Los Angeles for work, shooting celebrity portraits, fashion magazine layouts and, increasingly, her daring personal work, sometimes at the Chateau itself.
BOOKS
December 5, 1993 | DANIEL HARRIS, Daniel Harris's essay "Cuteness" appears in this year's edition of "Best American Essays" (Ticknor & Fields
Within the context of his contemporaries, Richard Avedon is best thought of as the mirror opposite of Gary Winogrand, the documentary photographer who scoured the streets of New York City, capturing odd, serendipitous images with his handheld, 35-millimeter camera. Whereas Winogrand found his subjects out-of-doors in zoos, parks, and various other public places, Avedon is an emphatically indoors, studio photographer.
BOOKS
December 19, 1999 | CAROL BRIGHTMAN, Carol Brightman is the author of "Sweet Chaos: The Grateful Dead's American Adventure" and "Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World."
Richard Avedon and the scurrilous '60s would seem to be an oxymoron. Like mixing Leonard Bernstein with the Fugs. Or Fred Astaire--who played Avedon in "Funny Face"--with The Living Theater, whose members sweat it out nakedly in Avedon's latest book. The Fugs are there too, showing off their bellybuttons.
IMAGE
October 18, 2009 | Emili Vesilind
There will always be beauty, style and grace on the pages of fashion magazines and books, but the death of Irving Penn this month marks the end of an era of seminal photography. Penn, along with Richard Avedon, who died in 2004, practically invented modern fashion photography -- a place where art meets commerce -- in the mid-20th century. The influence of both artists -- along with a small group of mavericks who came after them -- figures prominently in fashion editorial and advertising campaigns to this day. Their striking images shaped how the world saw fashion and have long been ingrained in our psyches.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Joyce Maynard was intrigued when filmmaker Shane Salerno first came calling with his interest in interviewing her for his documentary on J.D. Salinger. Naturally, Maynard was cautious considering she is a well-regarded author of eight novels and a series of memoirs yet is still probably best known for her relationship with Salinger, which she documented in her 1998 memoir, "At Home in the World. " Yet Salerno, who began courting Maynard seven or eight years ago, kept at it until Maynard agreed to be interviewed in her home in California in 2007.
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January 24, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Why is it that once commercial photographers or illustrators get really rich and famous, they suddenly start thinking about being regarded as fine artists instead? Commercial art is seen as somehow illegitimate or tainted, like an unmentionable sow's ear in desperate need of silk-purse transformation.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2006
I'M really tired of reading the same sort of fluff on an actor like Owen Wilson ["It's Funny About Owen Wilson," July 9]. His mother is Laura Wilson, who has published several top-notch books ("Watt Matthews of Lambshead" is one) and had a showing at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth ["Laura Wilson: Avedon at Work"] right before the reshowing of Richard Avedon's seminal show "In the American West." Rachel Abramowitz missed the chance to push the son to talk about creativity, how it fuels him, how it has shaped his life.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Richard Avedon was one of the most accomplished photographers of the last 50 years and a new solo exhibition of his work at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, "Avedon: Women," explores his interpretations of beauty, both conventional and unconventional.  There are more than 100 images in the show, ranging from a portrait of artist June Leaf (1975), which is beautiful in its unvarnished earthiness, to highly stylized fashion photos of models Penelope Tree, Suzy Parker, China Machado and Twiggy.  "What you start to see when you look at all these photos is that it wasn't about traditional notions of beauty," says Kara Vander Weg, one of the directors at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, and liaison to the Avedon Foundation, who showed me around the exhibition.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By David Ng
A group of 74 photographs by the late Richard Avedon has been donated to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem as part of a joint gift from Leonard Lauder, the Richard Avedon Foundation and art dealer Larry Gagosian. The donation includes portraits of notable personalities as well as a 20-by-8 foot photographic mural of Allen Ginsberg's family.  Lauder initiated the gift and brought on board the foundation and Gagosian, who represents the collection, according to the museum. "We believe that Richard Avedon, who was so proud of his Jewish identity, would be very happy to see this important body of work exhibited in Jerusalem," said James Martin, executive director of the Richard Avedon Foundation, in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Joyce Maynard was intrigued when filmmaker Shane Salerno first came calling with his interest in interviewing her for his documentary on J.D. Salinger. Naturally, Maynard was cautious considering she is a well-regarded author of eight novels and a series of memoirs yet is still probably best known for her relationship with Salinger, which she documented in her 1998 memoir, "At Home in the World. " Yet Salerno, who began courting Maynard seven or eight years ago, kept at it until Maynard agreed to be interviewed in her home in California in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2012 | Susan Denley, Los Angeles Times
"I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s. But Bassman's fashion photographs are considered to be among the greatest of the 20th century — in a league with other creative masters, including Richard Avedon and Irving Penn — and an inspiration to such designers as John Galliano and the subject of exhibitions around the globe.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2010
New York-based Avedon Foundation, the largest repository of works by the late Richard Avedon, is for the first time selling photographs from its archive to establish an endowment to promote the work and legacy of the master fashion photographer and portraitist of such famous people as Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Malcolm X. More than 60 of his photographs will be auctioned by Christie's in Paris on Nov. 20. The collection is expected to...
IMAGE
October 18, 2009 | Emili Vesilind
There will always be beauty, style and grace on the pages of fashion magazines and books, but the death of Irving Penn this month marks the end of an era of seminal photography. Penn, along with Richard Avedon, who died in 2004, practically invented modern fashion photography -- a place where art meets commerce -- in the mid-20th century. The influence of both artists -- along with a small group of mavericks who came after them -- figures prominently in fashion editorial and advertising campaigns to this day. Their striking images shaped how the world saw fashion and have long been ingrained in our psyches.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Richard Avedon was one of the most accomplished photographers of the last 50 years and a new solo exhibition of his work at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, "Avedon: Women," explores his interpretations of beauty, both conventional and unconventional.  There are more than 100 images in the show, ranging from a portrait of artist June Leaf (1975), which is beautiful in its unvarnished earthiness, to highly stylized fashion photos of models Penelope Tree, Suzy Parker, China Machado and Twiggy.  "What you start to see when you look at all these photos is that it wasn't about traditional notions of beauty," says Kara Vander Weg, one of the directors at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, and liaison to the Avedon Foundation, who showed me around the exhibition.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2009 | Leah Ollman
Richard Avedon was brilliantly superficial as a portrait photographer. That's not necessarily faint praise nor an oxymoron: He held great faith in surface appearances. If Oscar Wilde quipped that only shallow people don't judge by appearances, Avedon went even further, declaring that, in his line of work, the surface is ultimately all there is: "Scratch the surface, and if you're really lucky, you find more surface." And: "You can't get at the thing itself, the real nature of the sitter, by stripping away the surface.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2009 | Leah Ollman
Richard Avedon was brilliantly superficial as a portrait photographer. That's not necessarily faint praise nor an oxymoron: He held great faith in surface appearances. If Oscar Wilde quipped that only shallow people don't judge by appearances, Avedon went even further, declaring that, in his line of work, the surface is ultimately all there is: "Scratch the surface, and if you're really lucky, you find more surface." And: "You can't get at the thing itself, the real nature of the sitter, by stripping away the surface.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2006
I'M really tired of reading the same sort of fluff on an actor like Owen Wilson ["It's Funny About Owen Wilson," July 9]. His mother is Laura Wilson, who has published several top-notch books ("Watt Matthews of Lambshead" is one) and had a showing at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth ["Laura Wilson: Avedon at Work"] right before the reshowing of Richard Avedon's seminal show "In the American West." Rachel Abramowitz missed the chance to push the son to talk about creativity, how it fuels him, how it has shaped his life.
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