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From Richard Avedon's series of Texas portraits:
"Boyd Fortin, thirteen year old rattlesnake skinner, Sweetwater, Texas, 3/10/79." © The Richard Avedon Foundation
"Billy Mudd, trucker, Alto, Texas, 5/7/81." © The Richard Avedon Foundation
"Roberto Lopez, oil field worker, Lyons, Texas, 9/28/80." © The Richard Avedon Foundation
"Petra Alvarado, factory worker, El Paso, Texas, on her birthday 4/22/82." © The Richard Avedon Foundation
"John Harrison, lumber salesman, and his daughter Melissa, Lewisville, Texas, 11/22/81, 1981."
Posted at 09:12 AM | Permalink
Stunning. Especially the second, "Billy Mudd", who looks almost painted, surreal. What's particularly striking in all is the lips.
Here's what Avedon looked like at the time: https://maryckhayes.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/avedon_selfportrait.jpg
February 28, 2017 at 08:37 PM
That link doesn't work , but here's the full page...
His self-portrait is at the bottom of the page.
Mick H |
February 28, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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