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  • 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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Woman with three loaves (Morocco)

1971
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1990.
14 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. (37.8 x 37.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, initialed twice in ink, copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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