Roy Lichtenstein, artist, New York City, October 8, 1993Richard Avedon, Roy Lichtenstein
- Richard Avedon, Roy Lichtenstein
- Roy Lichtenstein, artist, New York City, October 8, 1993
- gelatin silver print
- Image: 108 1/4 × 88 1/2 inches (275 × 224.8 cm)
- Credit Line
- Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, Gift of The Richard Avedon Foundation.
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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.