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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany

  • Literature

    Irving Penn: Still Life, London: Thames & Hudson, 2001, 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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Marlboro Black Pack (SM) Neg. VII

Platinum-palladium print.
57.2 x 51.1 cm (22 1/2 x 20 1/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 46/50, annotated 'print made October 1975' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

£12,000 - 16,000 


3 November 2010