AVEDON, Richard. An Autobiography. WITH: Evidence 1944 - 1994. 2 Volumes, with two original hand-stamped engraver's proofs. Folio, in publisher's cloth folding box. New York: Random House, 1994.
This boxed set was issued to accompany the celebrated 1994 Avedon retrospective at the Whitney Museum. It contains engraver's proofs of two Avedon photographs, namely Jasper Johns (New York City, 1965) and Jean Shrimpton (Paris, 1970). An Autobiography is lavishly illustrated with 284 photographs documenting Avedon's career from the 1940's to the 1990's; Evidence includes essays by Jane Livingston and Adam Gopnik and is illustrated with over 600 Avedon images.
The limitation states 250 copies, but only about 100 were actually produced. Signed and numbered in the box by Avedon. Box with a small stain on cover, overall fine.
Item nr. 164785