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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 15 April 1992, lot 360

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 50

  • 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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211

Charles Sheeler, New York, February 13

1948
Gelatin silver print.
9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (23.2 x 18.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, initialed in ink, credit, 'Photograph by Penn', Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, two copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 22.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $15,000

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