Avedon’s France

The legendary photographer's Parisian fascination

Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer and Buster Keaton, in “Paris Pursuit” for Harper’s Bazaar, Paris, August 9, 1959. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
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This is a collection of spectacular photographs, selected interviews and letters including new material from the Avedon Foundation.Avedon’s France: Old Work, New Look “ is a full telling of Avedon’s restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world. In addition to five portfolios of french sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, the book looks at Avedon’s apprenticeship to Alexey Brodovitch, his encounters with French fashion and his idealized version of Paris. Avedon’s France: Old Work, New Look “ is filled with breathtaking images and an amazing collection of Avedon history.

 

Catherine Deneuve, actress, Los Angeles, September 22, 1968. Photographs by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Catherine Deneuve, actress, Los Angeles, September 22, 1968. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

• Sylvie Guillem, dancer, New York, March 11, 1991. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Sylvie Guillem, dancer, New York, March 11, 1991. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud, film director and actor, Paris, June 20, 1971.  Photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud, film director and actor, Paris, June 20, 1971. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Volpi Ball #4, Venice, Italy, August 31, 1991. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Volpi Ball #4, Venice, Italy, August 31, 1991. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, member of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, December 7, 1995. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, member of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, December 7,
1995. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Audrey Hepburn, actress, on the set of Funny Face, Paris, 1956. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Audrey Hepburn, actress, on the set of Funny Face, Paris, 1956. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, actors, New York, October 23, 1959. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, actors, New York, October 23, 1959. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Marguerite Duras, writer, Paris, May 21, 1993. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Marguerite Duras, writer, Paris, May 21, 1993. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

 

Photographs by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
Photographs by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation