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Artist
Richard Avedon, Roy Lichtenstein
Title
Roy Lichtenstein, artist, New York City, October 8, 1993
Date
2002
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 108 1/4 × 88 1/2 inches (275 × 224.8 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, Gift of The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Accession Number
2006.5
Born in New York City, Richard Avedon established his reputation in fashion photography, working as a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar from 1945-65. His work presented him with the opportunity to photograph some of the brightest stars of the art world and the entertainment industry; these stark, intensely personal portraits earned Avedon a name in portrait photography and are distinguished by their minimalist presentation. Avedon’s portrait of artist Roy Lichtenstein is a characteristic example of the photographer’s style of portraiture. The subject is brightly lit, standing in front of the simplest of white backgrounds.