Wednesday, August 9

Avedon’s America - Richard Avedon

John Cage, musician; Merce Cunningham, choreographer; and Robert Rauschenberg, artist, New York, May 2, 1960
"'We all perform,' the late Richard Avedon once wrote. 'It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It’s a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we’d like to be.' ... That impulse informs much of 'Avedon’s America,' a new exhibition opening August 12 at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton on Long Island. The show offers a career-spanning view of Avedon’s work that delves into the cultural, political, and sociological complexion of the United States in the postwar era, from a 1945 portrait of a young James Baldwin (with whom Avedon co-edited the Magpie, their high school literary journal in the Bronx) to 1960s studies of Jacqueline Kennedy, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Malcolm X to a 1971 image of a napalm victim in Vietnam. ..."
The Richard Avedon Foundation
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