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. 171
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 96
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 102

  • Catalogue Essay

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • 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 Dahomey Girls, One Reclining

Platinum palladium print, printed 1976.
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (49.5 x 49.5 cm)
Signed, titled, numbered 12/35 in pencil, edition and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013