Irving Penn - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Friday, October 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Bulfinch Press, Still Life: Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000, n.p.

  • 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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Musical Instruments, Italy

Platinum-palladium print, printed 1998.
14 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (36.5 x 42.9 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 3/19 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $10,625


8 October 2010
New York