For the first time, Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol's portraits have been brought together in what could be a face off; but end's up becoming a homage to each others work.
Andy Warhol: Liza Minnelli, 1979 © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Article: Christopher George
As post war artists, both had no parallels or competitors. The fact is as artists, they were ahead of their game in so many ways, eclipsing all of their contemporaries at the time.
Having the ability to work at the highest levels of society both in fashion and art, yet with their different subjects producing a record of material from the other end of the spectrum. Recording the bums and slums of society and exposing social issue being swept under the American rug.
Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn (1967).
With their work ranging from Hollywood society to the transvestite of New York. From European fashion models for VOGUE and political portraits of world leaders, to the mental institutes of the United States. The social documentation within their work covers a fascinating part of the 20th century.
With Avedon's portraits of politicians, and Warhol's screen prints of A list celebrities and transvestites, the parallels and crossover of cultures become ever closer. Bothe artist ability to cross boundaries, not just with their work, but also with social documentary is astounding.
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Andy Warhol: Tina Freeman, 1975 Richard Avedon: Bianca Jagger 1972
Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol and members of The Factory (1969)
Andy Warhol, Mao (1972)
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