Avedon auction reaps $7.5M

Dovima with Elephants was taken in 1955 and fetched $1.15 million US.
Dovima with Elephants was taken in 1955 and fetched $1.15 million US.

2010-11-20 - Paris, France
An auction of prints by fashion photographer Richard Avedon has netted more than $7.5 million US. Billed as the largest auction ever of Avedon works, 65 photos were put on the block. Avedon´s most famous picture may be Dovima with elephants, a 224-centimetre by 152-centimetre print that adorned the entrance to his New York City studio for more than two decades. It sold for $1.15 million US. The sales in Paris will benefit his eponymous foundation, which is seeking to establish an endowment...

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