“Avedon: Women,” which spans six decades of Richard Avedon’s photography is the first solo exhibition of the master’s work in the LA since 1976. I don’t have to tell you about the brilliance of Avedon, you can just look at these 100 silver gelatin photographs. Ranging from oversized exhibition prints to more intimately scaled photographs that the master printed and editioned throughout his lifetime. It opens with a portrait of Cheryl Crane (first image), the daughter of actress Lana Turner, who Avedon photographed in 1963 after she was exonerated for the killing of her mother’s abusive boyfriend, to the image from 1957 of socialite Elsa Maxwell, lying in bed with her pet skunk. The exhibit runs through December 21 atGagosian Beverly Hills. (Photos; Richard Avedon, courtesy Gagosian Gallery)