Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot, Gudoshnik), New York

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Penn, Flowers, p. 27
    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 163
    Hamiltons Gallery, Irving Penn: Flowers, pl. XIII
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 132

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I can claim no special knowledge of horticulture. . . it has left me free to react with simple pleasure just to form and color, without being diverted by consideration of rarity or tied to the convention that a flower must be photographed at its moment of unblemished, nubile perfection." – Irving Penn

  • 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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Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot, Gudoshnik), New York

1967
Dye transfer print, printed 1987.
21 3/4 x 18 in. (55.2 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, credited, titled, dated, edition information and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation notation, all in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 17.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019