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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 17 October 2006, lot 43

  • Literature

    Art Institute of Chicago, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 93

  • 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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Guedras in the Wind

Platinum-palladium print, printed 1978.
17 5/8 x 17 in. (44.8 x 43.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 15/32 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $35,000

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