Irving Penn - Photographs New York Monday, April 4, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Look, 'The Incredibles', 9 January 1968, p. 51
    Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, pl. 48
    Grossman, Worlds in a Small Room: Irving Penn, p. 52
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 168
    Marlborough, Irving Penn Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947-1975, pl. 94

  • 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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Hell’s Angel (Doug), San Francisco

Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
19 3/4 x 20 1/4 in. (50.2 x 51.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 20/40 in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

$15,000 - 20,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2016