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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Irving Penn: Moments Preserved, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960, p. 65
    A. Arrowsmith, N. Majocchi, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991, p. 102
    C. Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, p. 72

  • 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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Moroccan Running Children, (Rabat)

Gelatin silver print, printed before 1959.
52.3 × 50.3 cm (20 5/8 × 19 3/4 in)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Print made before 1959' in ink and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 37.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £30,000


17 May 2012