Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Georgia-born and New York-educated novelist Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was widely regarded for her Southern Gothic writing style, as illustrated in her eight books. Among them were the acclaimed The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Reflections in a Golden Eye, both of which were later adapted to film, the latter starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.

  • 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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Carson McCullers, New York, May 10

Platinum palladium print, printed 1970.
13 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. (34 x 32.7 cm)
Signed, numbered 6/11 in pencil, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount; printed title, date and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction on a label affixed to the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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