Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
International Center of Photography
May 15- September 6, 2009
Homage to Munkacsi. Richard Avedon
Roberta Smith reviews this show in today's New York Times...
Avedon’s fashion photographs from the late 1940s to the early ’60s are everything you want great art to be: exhilarating, startlingly new and rich enough with life and form to sustain repeated viewings. Their beauty is joy incarnate and contagious. The best of them are as perfect on their own terms as the best work of Jackson Pollock or Jasper Johns from that era, and as profoundly representative of it.
I'm not sure I am ready to accept her comparison of Avedon to Pollock or Johns, but I do know that this the one show I am most looking forward to this summer.
Roberta Smith Review in NYT
Avedon Fashion @ ICP