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Lot 0003
  • Artist: RICHARD AVEDON
  • Print Title: Dovima, Giza Egypt 1951
  • Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (1927-1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was an American model during the 1950s. She was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the following day. She worked closely with Richard Avedon, whose photograph of her in a floor-length black evening gown with circus elephants—Dovima with the Elephants—taken at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, in August 1955, has become an icon and sold for $1,151,976 in 2010. The gown was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. Dovima was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time; she commanded $60 per hour when most of the top models were receiving anything up to $25 per hour. She became known as the Dollar-a-Minute Girl.
  • Medium: Photo-engraving
  • Printing Date: 1970's
  • Printed in the USA
  • Image Size approx: 9.5 x 14 inches

    Richard Avedon(1923-2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century"

    Reserve: $30.00

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  • Condition

    Very Good (slight scuffing and yellowing toward the edges) - wax tissue, heat mounted on conservation grade mat board. COA included

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    RICHARD AVEDON - Dovima, Giza Egypt 1951

    Estimate $120 - $250Aug 27
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