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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, San Francisco

  • Artist Bio

    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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Kate Moss (Hand on Neck), New York, April 25

1996
Platinum palladium print.
16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (41.9 x 41.9 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 5/13 in ink, dated, annotated in pencil, copyright credit (courtesy of Vogue) reproduction limitation and credit stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $75,000

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Sarah Krueger
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Photographs

New York Auction 4 April 2019