Auction ended on April 26th, 2006
73: RICHARD AVEDON 1923-2004 Ezra Pound at the Home
Sold for: $12,000|ESTIMATE: $20,000 - $30,000|Sell a Similar Item
Ezra Pound at the Home of William Carlos Williams, Rutherford, New Jersey, June 30, 1958
Gelatin silver print, printed 1958-1960.
16 ¾ x 15 ½ in. (42.5 x 39.4 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 3/5 in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
With Bruce Silverstein Gallery;
to the present Private Collection
With Bruce Silverstein Gallery;
to the present Private Collection
Shanahan, Evidence 1944-1994: Richard Avedon, 1994, p. 46-46;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Richard Avedon Portraits, 2002, n.p.
Shanahan, Evidence 1944-1994: Richard Avedon, 1994, p. 46-46;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Richard Avedon Portraits, 2002, n.p.
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