Richard Avedon (1923-2004) Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, 4-11-79
signed, numbered '8/10' in graphite, copyright credit and reproduction title stamps (on the reverse), gelatin silver print, 21¾ x 34 in. (55.2 x 86.3 cm.) . Executed in 1979. This work is number eight from an edition of ten. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $32,500
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, November 10, 1980
Literature: R. Avedon, An Autobiography, New York, 1993, pl. 214 (illustrated).
R. Avedon, Evidence 1944-1994, New York, 1994, pp. 56, 161 (illustrated).
Richard Avedon Portraits, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, exh. cat., 2002, n.p. (illustrated).
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