Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Vogue, 15 February 1948, p. 109; Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 36

  • 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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Alfred Hitchcock, New York, May 23

Gelatin silver print.
9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. (24.8 x 19.4 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'early print' in pencil and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 21.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $50,000


4 October 2011
New York