Irving Penn - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Exhibited

    New York, Pace/MacGill Gallery, Irving Penn In Flower, 11 January–17 Februry 2007; London, Hamiltons Gallery, Flower Power – Irving Penn, 22 November 2007–12 January 2008 (each another example exhibited)

  • 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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Daisy with Water Drops, New York

Pigment print, printed 2006.
46.7 x 43.5 cm (18 3/8 x 17 1/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 11.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £23,750


19 May 2011