Irving Penn - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 198 for a variant
    Moderna Museet, Irving Penn: Photographs, p. 238
    Penn,Irving Penn: Privatsammlung, pl. 63
    Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, p. 79 for a variant
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 93

  • Catalogue Essay

    Please reference the beginning of the afternoon session (lot 140) for an essay on this collection.

  • 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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Three Rissani Women with Bread (Morocco)

Platinum palladium print, printed 1978.
21 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (54.6 x 49.5 cm)
Signed, titled, numbered 19/32 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $118,750

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013