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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 39
    I. Penn, Passage, A Work Record, Knopf, 1991, p. 172
    Irving Penn: Photographs of Dahomey (1967), Hatje Cantz, 2004, p. 21

  • 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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Scarred Dahomey Girl, Cameroon

1967
Platinum palladium print, printed 1984.
33.2 x 33.2 cm (13 1/8 x 13 1/8 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated, numbered 21/21 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminium flush-mount.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092

Photographs

London Auction 3 November 2016