Irving Penn - PHOTOGRAPHS London Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 71

  • 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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Italian Still Life, New York, September

Dye transfer print, printed 1984.
49.1 x 38.6 cm (19 5/16 x 15 3/16 in).
Signed, titled, dated in ink and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 22.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £31,250


3 November 2010