22.3.11

Richard Avedon Photography Pop Icons

Richard Avedon was an American Photographer.  
Born in NYC to a Jewish Russian family Mr. Avedon’s obituary published in the NYT states: 
"his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.
He is well known for his photographs of pop icons such as The Beatles:



(I took these on my Iphone- the last time I was in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts) 

Andy Warhol 
Marilyn Monroe

And here is a photo of Richard and Marilyn together

When the sitting is over, I feel kind of embarrassed about what we’ve shared. It’s so intense. Snapshots that have been taken of me working show something I was not aware of at all, that over and over again I’m holding my own body or my own hands exactly like the person I’m photographing. I never knew I did that, and obviously what I’m doing is trying to feel, actually physically feel, the way he or she feels at the moment I’m photographing them in order to deepen the sense of connection. Richard Avedon - 1985


14 comments:

drollgirl said...

so much amazing and iconic work!

mermaid gallery said...

The photo with George Harrison is absolutely amazing...love one for my studio....

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I really like Avedon and his portraits.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

For Japan, It's interesting to read that, for you, the words of the ambassador of Japan in France show insensitivity. For Japanese, it's not... It's just... life ;)

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

read Japanese people ;)

Mama Gone Green said...

His work is great!

Dani said...

Love the Marilyn pics...

And I love your header!

la petite coquine said...

LOVE Avedon's work-so singular!

Kimia Kline said...

he is my all time favorite.

the sleepy time gal said...

reading your post reminds me so much for my college modern art history class. i miss remembering important art figures.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

At the bottom picture Marilyn looks so happy and relaxed. Her life just still fills me with the mystery of it all!

Kara said...

Marilyn is so gorgeous. Why can't society appreciate women with some meat (granted not a lot) on their bones these days?

Kara http://kara-liveoutloud.blogspot.com

Jesse said...

love the pic of marilyn and richard, they both look so happy. laughter cures all.

Kimberly Geneviève said...

these are great!

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