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Richard Avedon People

  • Art Gallery of WA Perth Cultural Centre Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). The exhibition is on until the end of November at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Presenting 80 photographs from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture. 

Known for his exquisitely simple compositions, Avedon’s images convey the essence of his subjects in charming and disarming ways. Always accessible, they speak of his profound concern with the emotional and social freedom of the individual. His work is also a catalogue of the who’s who of twentieth century American culture. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, entertainers, stars, writers, politicians including Mae West, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York and The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and AVEDON EVENTS Fashionable Photography: where art and fashion collide.

View the stunning Richard Avedon People after hours with commentary from TPFF and AGWA guests on the dualism between fashion and photography. Along with the exhibition and guest speakers guests will enjoy the smooth jazz undertones of the Graham Wood Quintet. There will also be Guided Tours every Wednesday and Sunday at 11am and 1pm, except during school holidays when tours only run at 1pm. (Exhibition fees apply).



  • WHEN: Exhibition runs from August 7 to November 17, 2014. Guided tours every Wednesday & Sunday at 11am & 1pm. 
  • WHERE: Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA. 
  • COST: $14 Adult, $12 Concession, $10 Pre-booked groups of ten, Children 12 years & under free. 
  • BOOKINGS: Book online here. 



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