Irving Penn - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Friday, April 16, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    From the Studio of Irving Penn, New York

  • Literature

    Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 170

  • 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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Dahomey Children

Gelatin silver print.
13 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 cm).
Signed in ink and credit stamp on the reverse of the mount; copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 15.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $21,250


16 April 2010
New York