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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, London, 2003

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York: Knopf, 1991, p. 87

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘He was there to set standard of excellence, to make that breath-taking image that stops you in your tracks.’
    Anna Wintour

  • 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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Dior Fur Scarf (Jean Patchett), New York

1950-1951
Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1990.
38.5 x 38.8 cm (15 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. From an edition of 17.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £42,500

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Photographs

London Auction 2 November 2017