Avedon Prints Sell For $7.5 Million
A sale of prints by the late photographer Richard Avedon sold strongly at auction this week at Christie's Paris. The sale brought in 5.5 million euros (approximately $7.5 million). The top seller at the sale was a huge print of a photograph taken in 1955 of the model Dovima posing with elephants at a circus (it sold for $1.15 million). Other top sellers including multi-colored Beatles shot from 1967 which sold for $608,000 and the third highest seller,a semi-nude photograph of model Stephanie Seymour. The sale also featured images of Marilyn Monroe and Rudolf Nureyev among others. The auction raised money for the Richard Avedon Foundation.