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  • Provenance

    Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 10 November, 2009, lot 222

  • 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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Lily: Melridge, New York

1971
Pigment print, printed 2007.
43.2 x 53.5 cm (17 x 21 1/16 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, initialled in ink, copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 5.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £25,000

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London 18 November 2014