Woman in Dior Hat with Martini (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), New York

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    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, p. 118
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 53
    Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, pl. 40

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    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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Woman in Dior Hat with Martini (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), New York

1952
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
15 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (40 x 37.8 cm)
Signed, initialed, dated, credit, copyright credit Condé Nast reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 10.

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$30,000 - 50,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019