Boyd Fortin, Thirteen Year Old Rattlesnake Skinner, Sweetwater, Texas, 3/10/79
1979, printed 1985
Gelatin silver print
Image: 45 x 56 1/4 in.
Mount: 47 x 59 3/4 in.
signed l.r.: Avedon A.P. \ 1/2
signed l.c.: Avedon A.P. \ 1/2
stamped: IN THE AMERICAN WEST \ A project commissioned by the \ Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. \ Richard Avedon warrants and represents that, \ aside from the signed and numbered photographs \ in this edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs, no \ other original prints of this photograph will \ be made by him or under his authority. \ This photograph may not be reproduced without \ the written permission of Richard Avedon Inc. \ Copyright 1985 by Richard Avedon Inc. \ All rights reserved. \ This photograph was printed in 1985. \ Boyd Fortin, thirteen year old rattlesnake skinner \ Sweetwater, Texas, 3/10/79 \ This photograph was printed for and first exhibited \ at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas \ September 14 - November 17, 1985.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
Avedon's American WestOctober 21, 2001–March 31, 2002
This exhibition includes prints from In the American West, the result of the Carter commissioning renowned portrait photographer Richard Avedon. It focuses on working-class people, whom Avedon described as the hidden strength of the country.
Avedon in Texas: Selections from In the American WestFebruary 25–July 2, 2017
This exhibition of Richard Avedon’s evocative portraits of the people of the American West, commissioned by the Carter, uses the subjects’ faces, clothes, and postures to convey not only their hard living but the full embrace of human existence.