Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 62

  • 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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Cuzco Family, Peru, Christmas

Platinum-palladium print, printed 1989.
11 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (29.8 x 28.6 cm).
Signed, titled, dated in pencil, numbered 10/10 in ink and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $18,750


1 April 2009, 10am & 2pm
New York