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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, New York: Grossman, 1974, cover and p. 83
    J. Szarkowski, Irving Penn, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 94 for a variant
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York: Knopf, 1991, p. 199

  • 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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Two Guedras, Morocco

1971
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
48.3 x 47.9 cm (19 x 18 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, initialled in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation stamp and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 15.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £20,000

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