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    Sale 1985

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    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '23/34' in pencil, 'Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    17 x 15in. (43.4 x 37.9cm.)


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    Literature

    "The Black and White Idea", Vogue, April 1, 1950, front cover; Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 159; Devlin, Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, Simon and Schuster, 1979, p. 90; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 48; Bailey and Harrison, Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985, cat. no. 130; The Art of Photography, 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Yale University Press, 1989; Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 158; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf/Callaway, 1991, p. 100; Irving Penn: Collection Privée, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, 1994, cat. no. 31, p. 51; Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago/Little, Brown and Co., 1997, pl. 4, p. 28