Avedon reaches record price

Richard Avedon, 'Dovima With Elephants', 1955

A unique 2 metre high print of Richard Avedon’s 1955 photograph ‘Dovima With Elephants’ has sold at Christie’s in Paris for $1,148,910, making it the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction in Europe.  Released alongside 64 other photographs from the Avedon Foundation, ‘Dovima With Elephants’ sparked a bidding war won by Dior – the dress Dovima wears in the photograph was designed by the fashion house.

Avedon reaches record price

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