Irving Penn - Photographs London Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    J. Szarkowski, Irving Penn, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 64

  • 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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Eye in Keyhole, New York

Dye transfer print, printed 1984.
48.3 x 33 cm (19 x 13 in)
Signed, titled, dated, initialled in ink, numbered in pencil and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 17.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £32,500

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