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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 6 April 2000, lot 308

  • Literature

    Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage: A Work Record, New York, 1991, p. 83

  • 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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Alberto Giacometti, Paris

Platinum-palladium print, printed later.
36.2 x 34.9 cm (14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in).
Signed, titled, numbered 16/45, annotated ‘print made before 1976’ in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £11,250


17 May 2008, 5pm