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The Mission Council, Saigon, South Vietnam

Artist:
Richard Avedon (American, New York 1923–2004 San Antonio, Texas)
Date:
April 28, 1971
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
266.7 x 1066.8 cm (105 x 420 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.379.2a–e
Rights and Reproduction:
© Richard Avedon
Not on view
the artist

Marlborough Gallery. "Richard Avedon, Photographer," September 10, 1975–October 4, 1975.

Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power," September 13, 2008–January 25, 2009.

Avedon, Richard. Portraits: Richard Avedon. 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002.

Avedon, Richard. Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power. 1st ed. Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2008. p. 96–97.



Left to right: Hawthorne Q. Mills, Mission Coordinator; Ernest J. Colantonio of Embassy for Administrative Affairs; Edward J. Nickel, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs; John E. McGowan, Minister Counselor for Press Affairs; George D. Jacobson, Assistant Chief of Staff; General Creighton W. Abrams, Commander, United States Military Assistant Command, Viet Nam; Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker; Deputy Ambassador Samuel D. Berger; John R. Mossler, Minister Director, United States Agency for International Development; Charles A. Cooper, Minister Counsel for Economic Affairs; Laurin B. Askew, Counselor of Embassy for Political Affairs. The date stamped on the print verso reads April 27, 1971; Paul Roth's research for the Corcoran Gallery's Portraits of Power exhibition determined that the actual portrait sitting took place on April 28, 1971. The Avedon Foundation requests that this new date be used from now on. See object file for more information.
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