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  • Provenance

    Marlborough Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 213
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 122

  • 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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Callot Swallow-Tail Dress

1974
Platinum-palladium print.
20 1/2 x 18 in. (52.1 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 6/19, annotated in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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Photographs

New York Auction 4 October 2018