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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    Irving Penn: Moments Preserved, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960, n.p.; Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991, p. 116; V. Heckert, A. Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, exh. cat., The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2009, pl. 64

  • 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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Deep Sea Diver (C), New York

1951
Platinum palladium print, printed 1967.
48.7 x 37.2 cm (19 1/8 x 14 5/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 26/38, annotated ‘Platinum-palladium’, ‘Print made 1967’ in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Photographs

3 November 2011
London