Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Irving Penn Foundation
    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 99
    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 100
    Heckert and Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, p. 195

  • 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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Fishmonger, London

Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
19 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (49.8 x 37.8 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 10/34 and annotated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

$35,000 - 55,000 

Sold for $37,500

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New York Auction 14 October 2020