A. L. Bean, cotton farmer, Sweetwater, Texas, 3/10/79
1979, printed 1985
Gelatin silver print
Image: 47 x 37 1/2 in.
Mount: 50 1/8 x 39 1/4 in.
signed l.r.: Avedon
signed l.c.: Avedon
stamped: IN THE AMERICAN WEST \ A project commissioned by the \ Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. \ 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. \ A. L. Bean, cotton farmer \ 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 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.