Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Collector's Eye


Philip Gefter of the The New York Times has written an interesting review of the wide ranging photography collection Richard Avedon amassed over the course of his lifetime.

"From the time he was 10 and the owner of a box camera," Truman Capote wrote about Avedon in "Observations," a book they collaborated on in 1959, "the walls of his room were ceiling to floor papered with pictures torn from magazines, photographs by Munkacsi and Steichen and Man Ray."

The photo on the left is "Scherzo di Follia, 1863-66," by Pierre-Louis Pierson -- part of the collection of Richard Avedon.
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