Spencer Tracy, New York, Mar. 23

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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York: Knopf, 1991, p. 53
    C. Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Boston: Bulfinch Press; Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, p. 68, pl. 20

  • Artist Bio

    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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Spencer Tracy, New York, Mar. 23

1948
Gelatin silver print.
24 x 16.1 cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated and annotated ‘Print made near to date of photographic sitting’ in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 26.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £10,000

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