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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 205
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn: Still Life, n.p.

  • 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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143

Cigarette No. 52, New York

1972
Platinum palladium print.
23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (59.7 x 47 cm)
Signed, dated, numbered 13/42, initialed, annotated 'C 280', 'Neg No. 52' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $32,500

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