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

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 76

  • 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. 

    View More Works


Crescent Bicorne Hat (Evelyn Tripp), New York

Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
15 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (40.3 x 36.5 cm).
Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and editions stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 10.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500


16 April 2010
New York