All of the apartment’s wall surfaces are homosote,
so Avedon could use them as tackboards, constantly pinning new things
up. “Dick really wanted a backdrop,” says architect
Harris Feinn, “not architecture that dominated the space visually.”
On one of the living-room walls, an old press card, a “Shakespeare
in the Park” stub, and a picture of Avedon on the Met’s
steps during one of his shows.