THE Richard Avedon Foundation is auctioning off more than 60 works by the esteemed photographer.

The sale, hosted by Christie’s in Paris, is the largest collection of his photos to ever hit the market and will include the famous Dovima with Elephants print which is expected to go for £2.86 million. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Richard Avedon Foundation’s philanthropic mission.

“The Richard Avedon Foundation is pleased to work with Christie’s on this sale in Paris,” said Paul Roth, the foundation’s executive director. “In establishing his foundation, Avedon intended that we sell photographs to fund its operations, including philanthropy in support of the visual arts and photographic education.”

Other highlights include Avedon’s iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe, with starting bids estimated at £65, 521, and a photograph of Brigitte Bardot, which will start at £49, 144.

The auction will take place November 20 during Paris Photo Festival.

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