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    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 191

  • 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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Two New Guinea Young Women with Feathers

1970
Dye transfer print, printed 1990.
19 x 18 5/8 in. (48.3 x 47.3 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, initialed in pencil, copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 20.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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