Irving Penn - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Berlin
    Collection of Corbeau et Renard
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Collection of Corbeau et Renard, Assembled by Gerd Sander, 9 April 2008, lot 275
    Galerie Daniel Varenne, Geneva

  • Exhibited

    Saul Steinberg, L’Écriture Visuelle, Musée Tomi Ungerer, Strasbourg, France, 27 November 2009 - 28 February 2010

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 44
    Corbeau & Renard, La trajectoire du regard, p. 137

  • 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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Saul Steinberg, New York, Jan. 29

Gelatin silver print.
8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (21 x 19.1 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, annotated 'print made near date of photographic sitting' in ink, two credit, two Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, three star stamps and edition stamp on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of ten.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 13 July 2020