A friend of mine holds that there are no coincidences. But Im hard-pressed to explain this otherwise: One week, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach opens Avedon Fashion 1944-2000. Two and a half weeks later, the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale premieres Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923-1937. Both exhibitions stake out improbably similar territory, and both run roughly concurrently, although the Avedon will hang around almost a month longer... More >>>
Steichen's shot of a dressy Gary Cooper from 1930 shows the movie star at age 29.