The Late Mr. & Mrs. Comfort

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“In Memory of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Comfort”

A fable photographed and created for The New Yorker
by Richard Avedon in collaboration with Doon Arbus and featuring model Nadja Auermann
November 6, 1995 Issue

 

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These images appeared in the New Yorker magazine in November 1995 and features the extraordinary model Nadja Auermann as Mrs. Comfort and a lively skeleton as Mr. Comfort.

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In intensely saurated colors the story of destruction, disarray, desolation and demolition is cinematically played out and open to interpretation on many levels.

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This body of work was a shocking departure from any of Avedon’s previous work, and its beauty, violence and humor evoke strong responses from the viewer.

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Staley Wise Gallery, NYC
Through August 28, 2009

 

 

 

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~ by eaesthete on 07/19/09.

One Response to “The Late Mr. & Mrs. Comfort”

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