You know, strangely, while taking my daughter to kindergarten a month ago I saw what I instantly recognized as Avedon's mug shot from what I think is the 60's. Poster sized and mounted to the pillar of a freeway overpass. I went back to see what the caption at the bottom said. I wanted to take it but it came apart in pieces as I tried to remove it. I thought the caption was fitting as not only a statement from the "artiste" who made the poster, but also what Avedon might say to his critics. It said simply, "Kiss My Ass".
Indeed.
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