Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Phillips
  • 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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Underfoot XXXI (New York, Aug - Sept)

Selenium toned gelatin silver print.
19 1/2 x 19 1/4 in (49.5 x 48.9 cm)
Signed twice, titled, dated, initialed in pencil, credit, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 10.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $35,000

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3 April 2013
New York