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  • Artist: RICHARD AVEDON
  • Print Title: Dovima with Elephants, Paris 1955, Dress by Dior
  • 1970's Gravure Print of Avedon's most famous and desireable image
  • Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (1927-1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was an American model during the 1950s. She was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the following day. She worked closely with Richard Avedon, whose photograph of her in a floor-length black evening gown with circus elephants—Dovima with the Elephants—taken at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, in August 1955, has become an icon and sold for $1,151,976 in 2010. The gown was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. Dovima was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time; she commanded $60 per hour when most of the top models were receiving anything up to $25 per hour. She became known as the Dollar-a-Minute Girl.
  • Medium: Sheet-Fed Gravure
  • Printing Date: 1970's
  • Printed in Switzerland
  • Image Size: 10 x 8 inches

    Richard Avedon (1923-2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century"
    Artist Bio:

    Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer born in New York City in 1923. His iconic photos are said to have "defined America's image of style, beauty and culture". His portraits are praised for the way they capture the personality and soul of the subject, and some of his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Ezra Pound, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Andy Warhol, and more. He was also famous for his Paris fashion photography after the end of WWII, said to have symbolized the rebirth of a country hurt by war.

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  • Condition
    Very Good (slight scuffing and yellowing toward the edges) - wax tissue, heat mounted on conservation grade mat board. COA included
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    RICHARD AVEDON - Dovima with Elephants, Paris 1955

    Estimate $120 - $250May 19, 2020
    Starting Price $70
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