Irving Penn - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale Hong Kong Saturday, November 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    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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Black and White Fashion (with Handbag) (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950

signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink 'Irving Penn "Black and White Fashion (With Handbag) (Jean Patchett) New York, 1950"', Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount
selenium toned gelatin silver print
Image: 41 x 36.5 cm. (16 1/8 x 14 3/8 in.)
Sheet: 44 x 39.1 cm. (17 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

Photographed in 1950 and printed in 1984, this work is one from an edition of 14.

HK$350,000 - 450,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2016