Richard Avedon was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. He expanded the genre of photography with his surreal and provocative fashion photography as well as portraits that bared the souls of some of the most important and opaque figures in the world. Avedon was such a predominant cultural force that he inspired the classic 1957 film "Funny Face" starring Fred Astaire. Avedon was known for his fashion forward photography in "Harper's Bazaar" and "Vogue". He also covered the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and other political world events. In the later part of his career, he was a staff photographer for "The New Yorker".
The Gargosian Gallery in Beverly Hills (456 N. Camden Drive) is showing a retrospective of Avedon's work. Over 100 images are in the show and admission is FREE. What would a day in Beverly Hills be without a visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge? The Polo Lounge serves breakfast until 11 am. We will arrive around 10:00 AM. Breakfast choices are in the $20 - $25 range. If you have never been to the Polo Lounge, the food, atmosphere, and customer service are outstanding.
We will be setting up carpools. We will leave the OC about 8:00 AM and return home before dark. And, who is the man in the picture below? "Marlon Brando Shaving". Wasn't he GORGEOUS?????