Irving Penn - Photographs New York Monday, April 9, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Afterimage Gallery, Dallas

  • Literature

    Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 61 there titled Brother and Sister, Cuzco
    Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, p. 13
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 59 there titled Mountain Children, Cuzco
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 37

  • 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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Cuzco Children, Peru

Gelatin silver print, printed 1975.
15 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. (39.1 x 38.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 30.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $43,750

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New York Auction 9 April 2018