Irving Penn - Photographs London Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London
    Private Collection, London

  • 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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Miles Davis, New York

Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, printed 1991.
37 × 38 cm (14 5/8 × 14 7/8 in)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated ‘Courtesy of Warner Brothers’, ‘Print made 1991’ in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 12.

£25,000 - 35,000 


17 May 2012