Portrait of Picasso

Portrait of Picasso

Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004)

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Picasso posed for the noted fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon for Avedon’s 1959 book Observations, which includes portraits of many of the most famous people of the 20th century. 

 Picasso’s portrait exemplifies Avedon’s "passion for high definition performance”—insistently frontal, filling the frame, and larger than life.

Object Information

artist
Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004)
creation date
1958
materials
gelatin silver print
dimensions
16-1/4 x 14-5/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed, dated and inscribed, verso, L.L.: Avedon 4 58 / rough print
accession number
1994.22
credit line
Delavan Smith Fund
copyright
© 2015 The Richard Avedon Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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