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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

  • 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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Vogue Fashion Photograph (New York) Jean Patchett, (D)

1949
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
11 x 8 3/4 in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated in pencil, copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount; printed title and date on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the backing board. One from an edition of 6.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $22,500

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