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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Westerbeck, et al., Irving Penn: A career in photography, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1997, fig. 2

  • 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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Six Street Boys, Cuzco, Peru

Gelatin silver print, printed 1949.
27.2 × 26 cm (10 3/4 × 10 1/4 in).
Signed, titled, dated, annotated ‘Print made 1949’ in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 11.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £27,500


3 November 2011