Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, fig. 21
    Bulfinch Press, Still Life: Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000, n.p. there titled New York Still Life (Elements of a Party), editorial photograph for Vogue, New York, May 7
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 39
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 73

  • Catalogue Essay

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • 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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New York Still Life

Platinum palladium print, printed 1978.
17 3/4 x 23 in. (45.1 x 58.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered in pencil and copyright credit Condé Nast reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.
One from an edition of 65.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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2 October 2012
New York