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  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 98 there titled Charwomen, London
    J. Paul Getty Museum, Penn, Small Trades, pl. 85 there titled Charwomen, London

  • 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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Cleaning Women, London

1950
Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
16 1/2 x 15 1/8 in. (41.9 x 38.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 6/32 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $36,250

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Photographs

New York Auction 4 April 2016