Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

  • Literature

    J. Paul Getty Museum, Penn, Small Trades, pl. 157
    Penn, Moments Preserved, n.p.

  • 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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Porter, New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1986.
15 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. (40 x 30.8 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 5/12 and annotated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York Auction 4 October 2018