Slava and Vanya

Spiegelworld’s Impresario Extraordinaire Ross Mollison has had a long friendship with Slava Polunin, having brought his award-winning Slava’s Snowshow to New York City in 2004, where it played at the Union Square Theatre. Slava is regarded as Russia’s greatest clown. This portrait by the acclaimed Richard Avedon shows Slava with his son Vanya.

One of the most important and well-known photographers of the 20th century, Richard Avedon revolutionized fashion photography from the 1940s until his death in 2004. Influenced early by his parents’ clothing store, he would go on to work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker, and even the U.S. Military.

On loan from Spiegelworld Impresario Extraordinaire’s private collection.

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