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  • Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Passage, A Work Record, Knopf, 1991, p. 80

  • 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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Balenciaga 'Little Great' Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris

1950
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1985.
36.8 x 33.4 cm (14 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 16.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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

Photographs

London Auction 3 November 2016