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Fashion Photography of Richard Avedon at the Norton Museum of Art

Nadja Auermann and A Person Unknown, dress by Romeo Gigli, pajamas by Masha Calloway, Montauk, New York , August 1995. © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art from February 9 through May 9,
The first exhibition devoted exclusively to Richard Avedon’s
fashion work, it will feature over 150 objects, including photographs from
throughout his productive career, as well as original magazines showing his work
in context and materials demonstrating his creative process. Richard Avedon is
the most significant and influential photographer to have taken fashion as one
of his subjects. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1944, when he
was only twenty-one, and revolutionized fashion photography, dispensing with its
prevailing mannered and statically posed formulas and introducing a more
youthful, spirited, and distinctly American style.

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Artist James Welling Presents New Works at Regen Projects

James Welling - "0806", 2006 - Ink jet print, 33.66 x 50.5 inches (85.5 x 128.3 cm) /  image size, 40 x 58.5 inches (101.6 x 148.6 cm): paper size. Ed. of 5. / Photo: Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles / © James Welling

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Regen Projects presents an
exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist James Welling. This exhibition
will present new photographs from the “Glass House” series and a video
installation “Sun Pavilion.”
The “Glass House” photographs were taken
over the course of three years (October 2006 to October 2009) at the iconic
Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. The photographs of the
House (1949), the Lake Pavilion (1962), the Lincoln Kirstein sculpture (1985),
and the Brick Guest House (1949) were made with an array of color filters
positioned in front of the lens of a digital camera. The luminous and sublime
“Glass House” photographs utilize color in bold and unexpected ways and further
the artist’s examination of light, color, and reflectivity and how these
elements articulate architectural form. The exhibition opens on January
30 and runs through March 6, 2010.