Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 1 Oct 2004 (aged 81)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 9538796 · View Source
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Acclaimed Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Although he spent most of his 60-year career with the glamor magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, his most distinctive work can be found in his no-frills, black-and-white celebrity portraits. Among Avedon's most famous images: a supine Nastassia Kinski wearing only a python; a close-up of painter Andy Warhol's bullet-scarred torso; a Chanel-clad model cavorting with a pair of live elephants. Of his art Avedon once said, "All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." A major retrospective of Avedon's photographs was held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002. He died at 81, after suffering a stroke.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 1 Oct 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Avedon (15 May 1923–1 Oct 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9538796, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.