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

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

  • 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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Miles Davis hand and trumpet, New York, July 1

Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, printed 1998.
10 x 10 1/2 in. (25.4 x 26.7 cm).
Signed, initialed, titled, dated in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps
on the verso. One from an edition of 9.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $122,500


9 April 2011
New York