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  • Literature

    Greenough, Irving Penn Platinum Prints, pl. 3; Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 28, there dated 1947; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 14, there dated 1947

  • 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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John Marin, New York

1948
Platinum-palladium print, printed 1977.
21 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (54.3 x 39.7 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, number 20/40 in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Photographs

14 Nov 2009
New York