Irving Penn - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 15 April 2010, lot 428

  • 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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Chanel Embroidered Dress (Audrey Marnay), New York, March 26

Platinum palladium print.
49.3 x 43.1 cm (19 3/8 x 16 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 10/11, initialled in ink and copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminium flush-mount.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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London 18 November 2014