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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    "A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective." -Irving Penn

  • 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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18

Two Women in Black with Bread, Morocco

1971
Platinum palladium print, printed 1986.
19 5/8 x 19 3/8 in. (49.8 x 49.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, initialed, numbered 15/21 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $56,250

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Innovators of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection

New York Auction 8 October 2015