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  • Provenance

    Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 10
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 90
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Irving Penn: Small Trades, pl. 13

  • 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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Pâtissiers, Paris

Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
19 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. (49.5 x 36.5 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 24/35 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $76,900

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4 April 2012
New York