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  • Provenance

    Harry Lunn
    Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 59

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lots 101 through 135 feature Property of a Chicago Collector. Offering a wide historical range from the classic to the contemporary, these 35 lots touch upon defining moments across 100 years of photography, including some of the most revered names in the field, from Eugène Atget to Vik Muniz. Other photographers in the selection whose indelible contributions to the field continue to resonate include André Kertész, Lewis Hine, Maurice Tabard, Louis Faurer and Dorothea Lange, thereby also demonstrating the geographic breadth of the collection. Additionally, with a particular emphasis on the era between the wars, this selection also reflects the incredible diversity in genres—from landscapes to street photography and appropriation—within the field of photographs. Collectively, the works pay homage to the medium while also hinting at the many exciting, endless permutations laying ahead.

  • 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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PROPERTY OF A CHICAGO COLLECTOR

114

Jerome Robbins, New York

1948
Gelatin silver print.
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (24.1 x 19.7 cm)
Credit and copyright Condé Nast stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $4,500

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Photographs

2 October 2012
New York