Irving Penn - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Bellmans Auctioneers, Wisborough Green, 12 December 2018, lot 2569

  • Literature

    J. Szarkowski, Irving Penn, New York: MoMA, 1986, pl. 77, 1949-50
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, London: Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 69

  • 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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Nude 65, New York

Gelatin silver print.
35.5 x 38 cm (13 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil, credit, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso. From an edition of 23.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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London Auction 16 May 2019