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New Photo Exhibit Explores Richard Avedon's Female Subjects

Cheryl Crane, daughter of Lana Turner, Hollywood, California, September 30, 1963 © The Richard Avedon Foundation
Cheryl Crane, daughter of Lana Turner, Hollywood, California, September 30, 1963 © The Richard Avedon Foundation

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It's been quite a while—37 years to be exact—since legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon's definitive works have graced the City of Angels, where so many of his iconic subjects (Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.) once called home. As of right this minute, Angelenos can feast their eyes on the artfully framed faces both famous and anonymous in Avedon: Women, the lensman's first solo exhibit in LA since 1976, now on display at the Gagosian Gallery and Beverly Hills.

Ranging from over 100 silver gelatin photographs, 300-plus contact prints and unprinted color works, the exhibition represents the prolific photographer's range of subjects, from socialites (Elsa Maxwell) to singers (Ella Fitzgerald) to supermodels (Carmen Dell'Orefice, Christy Turlington) to his own sister, all snapped over the course of his career spanning more than 50 years. In addition, the exhibit also includes an essay by former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck, offering an in-depth look of modeling for Avedon through the words of models Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston and more.

The exhibit is on display Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm now until December 21st.
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Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills

456 NORTH CAMDEN DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210