Monday, August 5, 2013

Richard Avedon Portraits, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002

Book with slip cover and Avedon self-portrait (1980)

A wonderful catalogue for a show of Avedon's work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from September 26, 2002 to January 5, 2003. One side includes a long essay by Maria Morris Hambourg (curator of the Met's Department of Photographs) and Mia Fineman. Also included is an insightful essay by Avedon himself. The other side of the accordion is taken up with 30 of the portraits that were in the show. This publication really utilizes the panoramic qualities inherent in the accordion format to create an expansive mini-exhibition of Avedon's powerful and always slightly disturbing portraits.

32 individual pages 10.5" x 8.5," and fully extended 24' 1"
 
 






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