Irving Penn - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

  • 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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Vogue Beauty head with Eyes closed (front view), New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1991.
9 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (24.1 x 23.8 cm)
Signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 2/6 and annotated in pencil, credit and Vogue copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,800

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022