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

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  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 76
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record, p. 27
    National Portrait Gallery, Irving Penn: Portraits, n.p.

  • 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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The Angel (New York)

Platinum palladium print, printed 1990.
23 x 18 1/4 in. (58.4 x 46.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 6/52, initialed twice in ink, Irving Penn credit (Courtesy Vogue) copyright reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$30,000 - 40,000 

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2 October 2012
New York