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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 17 April 2002, lot 227

  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, cat. 37 for a variant
    Haworth-Booth, The Folio Society Book of the 100 Greatest Photographs, p. 153 for a variant
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 61 for a variant titled Brother and Sister, Cuzco
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 59 for a variant there titled Mountain Children, Cuzco

  • 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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Cuzco Children, Christmas, Peru

Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
15 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (38.7 x 39.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Courtesy of Vogue' in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 23.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $80,500

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4 April 2012
New York