Richard Avedon: Relationships (at Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy)
Richard Avedon: Relationships, envisioned by Chief Curator Rebecca Senf for the Tucson galleries of the Center for Creative Photography in 2018, has been expanded and will go on view in Milan, Italy starting this September.
The exhibition, which features both Avedon's portraiture and fashion photography, will be installed in the Royal Palace in Milan, which was for years the city's seat of government, and now serves as a cultural center and exhibition space visited by half a million visitors a year. It will present the Center's exhibition of over 100 prints in a series of galleries featuring Avedon's early and late fashion, portraits of performers, artists, politicians, and will include a special "Vogue" room with Avedon's magazine covers. Additionally, the exhibition sponsor, Versace, had a long-standing creative relationship with Richard Avedon, and the exhibition includes images from their fashion advertising campaigns. The exhibition boasts a new publication--printed in both Italian and in English--to accompany and amplify the installation of prints. The opening event coincides with Milan's Fashion Week.