Author:Avedon, Richard; Perich, Shannon Thomas

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The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family (First Edition)

By: Avedon, Richard; Perich, Shannon Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Design: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037481

ISBN: 0061138169

Condition: Near Fine


In the early 1960s, Richard Avedon was commissioned by Harper's Bazaar to create Observations, a column that consisted of a series of nine photographic essays. The subject of the first essay was John F. Kennedy and his young family, who sat for formal black-and-white portraits just three weeks prior to Kennedy's presidential inauguration. Six images appeared in the magazine's February 1961 issue. That same day, Avedon created more informal color portraits of Kennedy and his family at the Kennedy compound in Palm Beach. One of these images ran as the cover of LOOK magazine's February 28 issue,... View more info