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  • Provenance

    A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans

  • 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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159

Breast (A) New York, March 5

1993
Dye destruction print.
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation in an unidentified hand in pencil, credit, edition and date stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 7.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $21,250

Contact Specialist
Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

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Photographs

New York Auction 9 April 2018