In the American West
"I am interested in connections between people of remote experience, in similarities that are unexpected and unexplained... Paradox, irony, contradiction--these interest me in a photograph." -Avedon
"The haunting portraits made in this book are among the most powerful that even Avedon has made."--Parr & Badger
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AVEDON on front free endpaper. With a fine copy of the booklet prepared in conjunction with the exhibition In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon on view at the Amnon Carter Museum from September 14 through November 17, 1985.
Often considered Avedon's masterpiece, In the American West is sumptuously illustrated with over 100 large duotone plates depiciting a startling variety of men and women Avedon encountered during his travels in the American West from 1979-1984. Designed by Marvin Israel and Elizabeth Avedon and with essay by Laura Wilson.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. Folio, original pictorial cloth, original acetate. A few tiny specks of wear; a fine copy.