Irving Penn - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • Literature

    Westerbeck, Irving Penn, A Career in Photography, pl. 83

  • 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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Sitting Nude Rear, New York

Platinum palladium print.
18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (47 x 47 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 4/6, annotated in pencil, credit, Condé Nast copyright credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $60,480

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New York Auction 7 October 2021