Irving Penn - Photographs London Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    I. Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 165
    J. Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 90
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf, 1991, p. 93
    V. Heckert, A. Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009, pl. 67

  • 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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Sculptor's Model, Paris

Platinum palladium print, printed 1967.
41.7 x 28.9 cm (16 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated, numbered 2/35 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the verso.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm