Irving Penn - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Hamiltons Gallery, Irving Penn: Flowers, pl. XVII
    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 164, variant
    Penn, Still Life, n.p., variant
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 52, 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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Cottage Tulip: Sorbet, New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1987.
17 3/8 x 17 7/8 in. (44.1 x 45.4 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 2/9, annotated, credited in ink and/or pencil and copyright credit Condé Nast reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$50,000 - 70,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2019