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

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  • Literature

    Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, pl. 59
    Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals- Images 1947-1975, p.16

  • 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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Five Moroccan Women

Platinum palladium print, printed 1979.
20 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. (51.1 x 50.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 13/40 in pencil, edition and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013