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  • Provenance

    Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe
    Private Collection, Chicago

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 45
    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 120
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 12

  • 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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178

Jean Cocteau, Paris

1948
Platinum palladium print, printed 1979.
14 x 12 5/8 in. (35.6 x 32.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $20,000

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Photographs

New York Auction 9 April 2018