Made in France. Photographs by Richard Avedon. Text by Judith Thurman. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2001. 56 pp. Tall quarto. First and only edition of 5000 copies. Hardbound with tipped-in image on front and rear boards. Linen spine. No dust jacket as issued. 40 quadratone illustrations.
Made In France is a beautifully reproduced selection of work prints by Richard Avedon. Created in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar during the 50s, many of these images are published here for the first time. This body of work is a significant addition to the oeuvre of published Avedon images, complemented by the history surrounding the production of these particular prints. Each was made for the photographer by master printer Andre Gremola, and are reproduced to the exact scale, on their uncropped, original mounts. Avedon’s handwritten notations and crop lines provide a rare glimpse at his exacting working methods. After the 'vintage books Observations and Nothing Personal, probably the most important sought after Avedon title.
Near Fine+; light wear; spine rubbed.