Lubrano Ciavarra Design
Richard Avedon Foundation, New York
Deborah Wilk -- Interior Design, 12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
What becomes a legend most? At the Richard Avedon Foundation, established in 2005, a year after the photographer's death, the unquestionable star of the ethereal 2,100-square-foot interior is a crisp grid wall housing boxes of negatives and prints. (Think Claudette Colbert in her Blackglama mink and Andy Warhol revealing his torso gunshot wounds.) Around this storied archive, Anne Marie Lubrano and Lea Ciavarra placed a small gallery, workstations, and a conference room, all wrought in shades of photographic black, white, and gray. Right next door is the Museum of Modern Art, which began collecting Avedon back in 1959.
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