Irving Penn - Photographs New York Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Irving Penn: Small Trades, pl. 93

  • 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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Blast Furnace Tender, New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1967.
16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (42.5 x 32.4 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 4/6 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit, credit and
edition stamps on the verso.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $47,500


9 April 2011
New York