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

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • 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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Gerbera Daisy, Gerbera jamesonii 'Husky', New York

Pigment print.
14 x 18 1/2 in. (35.6 x 47 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, initialed twice in ink, credit, edition and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $36,250

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013