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  • 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 Guinea Man and Child with White Faces

Platinum palladium print, printed 1983.
13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (33.7 x 33.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 10/19 in pencil, credit and Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $35,000

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3 April 2013
New York