Richard Avedon (American, New York 1923–2004 San Antonio, Texas)
Collage of gelatin silver prints
Image: 40.6 x 59.1 cm (16 x 23 1/4 in.)
Frame: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)
Collection of The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York.
Not on view
Avedon created this fanciful image of the actress Audrey Hepburn for the first issue of Famous Photographers magazine. After photographing Hepburn in the studio, he made a collage of several images printed to scale; an airbrushed sheet of Mylar laid over the collage concealed the visible seams. In the accompanying article, Avedon explained that his interest in photocollage grew from “years of looking at contact sheets and being limited by the reality of what was in front of the camera.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.
Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 168, pp. 156, 246.