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

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  • Provenance

    Stephen White’s Gallery of Photography, Inc., Los Angeles

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 154 there titled and dated Gypsy Family, Estremadura, Spain, 1965

  • 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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Gypsy Family

Platinum palladium print.
16 1/2 x 16 3/8 in. (41.9 x 41.6 cm)
Signed, titled, numbered 12/28 in pencil, edition and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013