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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Irving Penn: Flowers, New York: Harmony, 1980, pl. 30

  • 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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Imperial Pink Bud (top), Imperial Gold Bud (bottom), New York

1971
Pigment print, printed 2007, flush-mounted.
Approximately 42 x 54.1 cm (16 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £37,500

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Photographs

London Auction 18 May 2017