I was actually able to locate without difficulty a copy of the original magazine in which the photograph of my brother and me by Avedon was reproduced (that’s the benefit of being a hoarder – in fact, I’ve kept two copies, easy to find, because they’re too large to shelve). It’s slightly spooky to see a picture of me as I was a mere twenty two years ago, wearing a tie that my brother clearly disapproved of, and a ridiculous hat. I am described, which I like, as ‘le benjamin’.
But I realised that I could not necessarily reproduce it. I am now indebted to the Avedon Foundation who have sent me a good quality digital image and allowed me to post it, which I will hope to do alongside Richard Avedon (2) later today.