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  • Provenance

    Houk/Friedman Gallery, Chicago

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 53
    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 28

  • 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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Spencer Tracy, New York, March 23

Gelatin silver print.
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.1 x 19.4 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, annotated 'Print made near to date of photographic sitting' in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 26.

$14,000 - 16,000 

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