Three Asaro Mud Men, New Guinea

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  • Provenance

    Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

  • Literature

    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 149
    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 193
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 108
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 31

  • Catalogue Essay

    An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Artist Bio

    Irving Penn

    American • 1917 - 2009

    Arresting portraits, exquisite flowers, luscious food and glamorous models populate Irving Penn's meticulously rendered, masterful prints. Penn employed the elegant simplicity of a gray or white backdrop to pose his subjects, be it a model in the latest Parisian fashion, a famous subject or veiled women in Morocco.

    Irving Penn's distinct aesthetic transformed twentieth-century elegance and style, with each brilliant composition beautifully articulating his subjects. Working across several photographic mediums, Penn was a master printmaker. Regardless of the subject, each and every piece is rendered with supreme beauty. 

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Three Asaro Mud Men, New Guinea

1970
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
19 x 19 in. (48.3 x 48.3 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated in ink, credit, copyright credit (courtesy of Vogue) and Condé Nast reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 25.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2019