A selection of outstanding works of photographer Richard Avedon

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selection of outstanding works of photographer Richard Avedon, exhibited at Christie's auction in Paris, attracted extraordinary attention from collectors. Total revenue of the auction house was € 5 million 5. In the preliminary assessment of all lots of € 3-5 million. Top-lot auction, as expected, has become one of the most famous works of Avedon's "Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Winter Circus Paris "in 1955. This a photographic exhibition height of 2 meters is the largest of all. That he was included in the list of exhibits Avedon retrospective exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1978. After a quarter century of work in the studio of the photographer. The new owner of the lot has become a museum-estate of Christian Dior, to pay for the iconic picture of € 841 000. The second top lot of the auction was the color image Beatles in 1973, who went under the hammer for € 454 thousand., And a third in value - half-naked photo model Stephanie Seymour. Money raised from the sale of works by Richard Avedon, will be sent to his fund and spent for charitable purposes: the maintenance of the archive of photos, providing access to, scientists and students, development of educational programs on the creative legacy of Avedon.

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