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

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  • 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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Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale, New York

c. 1973
Pigment print, printed 2006.
Sheet: 55.7 × 44.8 cm (21 7/8 × 17 5/8 in)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated ‘Pigment Print made Sept. 2006’ in ink and copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 18.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £30,000


17 May 2012