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  • Provenance

    From the artist; to Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

  • Literature

    Dayan, Vanites, p. 46
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 75
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 43

  • Catalogue Essay

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

  • 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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The Tarot Reader (Bridget Tichenor and Jean Patchett), New York

Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
18 1/2 x 19 in. (47 x 48.3 cm)
Signed, titled, dated in ink and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 26.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $92,500

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4 April 2012
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