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  • Literature

    Knopf, Irving Penn: Passage, p. 192; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 112

  • 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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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, LOS ANGELES

94

Man with pink face, New Guinea

1970
Platinum-palladium print, printed 1978.
20 x 19 3/8 in. (50.8 x 49.2 cm).
Signed, titled, numbered 36/49 in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $23,750

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