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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    British Vogue, October 1951, cover, for a colour variant

  • 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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Fashion Photograph (Vogue Cover), New York, (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)

1951
Gelatin silver print.
19 x 19.1 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 6.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £15,000

Contact Specialist
Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
London
+ 44 207 318 4018

Photographs

London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm