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

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  • Provenance

    Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, fig. 102
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, a Work Record,p. 171.
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 96

  • 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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Three Dahomey Girls, One Reclining

Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (49.5 x 49.5 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and initialed in ink, copyright credit Condé Nast reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 15.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $17,500

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2 October 2012
New York