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

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  • Provenance

    Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe
    Private Collection, Chicago

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 13
    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 29, variant
    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 57, variant
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 19, variant

  • 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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Marcel Duchamp, New York, April 30

Platinum palladium print, printed 1979.
19 x 12 1/8 in. (48.3 x 30.8 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 7/20, annotated in pencil, copyright credit Condé Nast reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,000

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New York Auction 9 April 2018