Spencer Tracy, New York, March 23

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  • Provenance

    Houk/Friedman Gallery, Chicago

  • Literature

    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 53
    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 28

  • Artist Bio

    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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Spencer Tracy, New York, March 23

1948
Gelatin silver print.
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.1 x 19.4 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, annotated 'Print made near to date of photographic sitting' in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 26.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019