Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
    Collection of Dee Vitale Henle, New York

  • Literature

    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, p. 323, pl. 222
    Pace/MacGill Gallery, Irving Penn: Vessels, p. 25

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dee Vitale Henle worked closely with Irving Penn for 14 years until his death in 2009. She then became Associate Director of The Irving Penn Foundation until her retirement in 2017. This print was carefully selected by her with the assistance of Mr. Penn soon after the edition was printed.

  • 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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Three-Tiered Vessel, New York, June 12

Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 2007.
18 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. (47.9 x 36.2 cm)
Signed, initialed twice, titled, dated in ink and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of no more than 14 gelatin silver prints.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $30,480

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New York Auction 4 April 2023