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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Irving Penn: Flowers, Harmony, 1980, n.p.

  • 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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Orchids: Brassavola Nodosa, New York

1969
Pigment print, printed 2003.
49.4 x 63 cm (19 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, initialled in pencil and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 9.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092

Photographs

London Auction 19 May 2016