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Two vintage photographs by Richard Avedon from the 1950s were the initial inspiration for the Susanne von Meiss Collection. For twenty-five years now, the Swiss journalist, publicist, and entrepreneur has been collecting photography with the special focus on "allure." The collection representatively covers all genres and styles in the history of photography?from the 1920s through to the present. The personal selection ranges from Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Rene Burri, and Henri Cartier-Bresson through Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, Paolo Roversi, and August Sander to contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama, Richard Prince, and Juergen Teller.