Richard Avedon has a way of making celebrities look common and larger-than-life at the same time. Andy Warhol and The Factory is the infamous triptych of Warhol with some of his cohorts, a huge frieze-like group portrait that makes you feel like you were there. Basically. And The Family is a series of smaller portraits of the elite politicians and power moguls of 1976—familiar faces like Rumsfeld and Kissinger make you wonder what they are still doing in the news. All this and more at Fraenkel Gallery, until March 1.

- Tucker Nichols [Tuesday, February 18th, 2003]


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