Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 60

  • 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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Father Kneeling with Seated Child (Cuzco, Peru)

Gelatin silver print, printed 1949.
8 x 7 1/2 in. (20.3 x 19.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'print made 1949' in ink, multiple credit, 'Photograph by Penn', edition and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 9.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $35,000

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4 April 2012
New York