Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marlborough Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 71
    Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, pl. 51
    Marlborough Fine Art, Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals - Images 1947-1975, cover

  • 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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Sitting Man with Pink Face, New Guinea

Platinum palladium print, printed 1979.
20 5/8 x 19 3/8 in. (52.4 x 49.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 11/50 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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New York 4 April 2017