This gorgeous large-format book lavishly reproduces Avedon's work to the highest standards, documenting the artist’s 50 years as a fashion and portrait photographer. It was published simultaneously with a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, an exhibition which for the first time, provided an exhaustive retrospective of the artist’s work. Avedon had photographed nearly every notable celebrity of the 20th century, but it is his images of everyday people that are the most powerful, as exemplified by a series from Vietnam in 1971 and one on drifters and unemployed Americans that was collected in the book, The American West. Unlike other Avedon monographs, Evidence juxtaposes the artist’s commercial and artistic work side by side, giving us a wider view of his unique view on human expression and existence. Perhaps most jarring are the photographs taken at a mental institution which are preceded by photo of a debutante cotillion and model Dorian Leigh. Throughout are powerful and compelling essays that provide analysis and insight on the unflinching gaze of Richard Avedon.
In excellent condition, clean pages. Solid binding. Original dust jacket with Mylar protector. Stated First Edition.