Irving Penn - Photographs New York Monday, March 31, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    This print of Summer Sleep, New York was used as the master print for the reproduction in Irving Penn’s widely acclaimed book, Moments Preserved.

  • 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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Summer Sleep, New York

Dye transfer print, printed 1959-1960.
14 3/8 x 22 1/8 in. (36.5 x 56.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast and 'Photograph by PENN' copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso; Condé Nast label affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 29.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $112,500

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