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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '31/34' in pencil, Condé-Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    17 x 15in. (43.2 x 38.1cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, October 10, 2005, lot 40.


    Literature

    'The Black and White Idea', American Vogue, April 1, 1950, 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;
    Weaver (editor), The Art of Photography, 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Yale University Press, 1989, pl. 441, p. 424;
    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 (editor), Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Company, 1997, pl. 4, p. 28;
    Angeletti and Oliva, In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine, Rizzoli, 2006, p. 129.


    Post Lot Text

    Jean Patchett models a dress by Larry Aldrich and hat by Lilly Daché.