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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, New York: Grossman, 1974, p. 47
    Irving Penn, Other Ways of Being, exh. cat., Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1990, n.p.
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York: Knopf, 1991, p. 183

  • 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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Nubile Young Beauty of Diamarè, Cameroon

1969
Platinum palladium print, printed 1980.
48.8 x 49.1 cm (19 1/4 x 19 3/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 21/40 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £20,000

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Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
London
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Photographs

London 18 November 2014