Irving Penn - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; Private Collection, New York; Phillips de Pury, New York, 25 April 2007, lot 219

  • 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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Girl in a Manta Coat

Gelatin silver print, printed 1949.
19.7 x 16.5 cm. (7 3/4 x 6 1/2 in).
Signed, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of six silver prints.

£8,000 - 12,000 


16 May 2009, 3pm