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

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  • Provenance

    Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago
    Phillips, New York, 6 October 2016, lot 77

  • Literature

    Penn, Moments Preserved, p. 176
    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 90
    J. Paul Getty Museum, Penn, Small Trades, pl. 13

  • 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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Patissiers, Paris

Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
19 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (49.5 x 36.8 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 18/35, annotated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,500

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New York Auction 14 October 2020