Irving Penn - Photographs Evening & Day New York Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 125
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 220

  • 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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(SM) Flat Glove, New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1975.
29 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. (75.6 x 57.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 18/53, annotated 'No more than 53 original prints of this picture will ever be made' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $17,500

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Photographs Evening & Day

New York 5 & 6 October 2016