Irving Penn - Photographs Day Sale New York Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Irving Penn, pl. 26

  • 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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Girl In Bed (Jean Patchett), New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1979.
21 x 15 3/4 in. (53.3 x 40 cm)
Signed, titled ‘Girl in Bed’, dated, numbered 13/15 in pencil and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Photographs Day Sale

New York 2 April 2015 10am & 2pm