Irving Penn - Photographs London Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, J. Szarkowski, Still Life: Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000, London, 2000, n.p., for a variant

  • 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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Still Life, New York

Colour coupler print.
56.5 x 47.3 cm (22 1/4 x 18 5/8 in).
Signed, titled ‘New York’ and dated in ink on the mount.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £14,900


17 May 2008, 5pm