Andy Warhol, artist, New York, August 20, 1969, Murals and Portraits
Richard Avedon, gelatin silver print depicting Andy Warhol, New York, August 20, 1969.


‘Portrait photography is performance, and like every performance, in the sum of its effects, it’s either good or bad, but never natural or unnatural.

I know that this idea – that portraits are nothing more than theatrical representations – unsettles people, but there’s also a kind of artificiality to it that conceals the truth about the sitter.’

Richard Avedon (1923 -2004)






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