'PENELOPE TREE, MASK BY UNGARO', PARIS STUDIO, 1968
Silver print, printed 1981, flush-mounted on linen. Signed and numbered 39/50 in black felt tip pen and with the photographer's copyright and edition stamps on the verso. Matted and framed.
Image 52.1 x 49.3 cm (20½x 19⅜in.);
sheet 61 x 50.5 cm (24 x 19¾in.)
This silver print is in excellent condition. Two small scratch lines near upper edges, only visible in raking light and close inspection.
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Private Collection, France
Christie's, Paris, Avedon: Photographs from the Richard Avedon Foundation, 20 November 2010, lot 47
Avedon: Photographs 1947-1977, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978, pl. 106
Avedon: An Autobiography, Random House, 1993, pl. 273
Richard Avedon, Evidence. 1944 - 1994, cat. expo. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Munich, Schirmer/ Mosel, 1994, ill. p. 150.
Richard Avedon: Woman in the Mirror, Abrams, 2005, pp. 154-155
Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000, Abrams, 2009, pp. 246, 363