• Three Decades with Irving Penn auction at Christies

    Sale 2397

    Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from the Collection of Patricia McCabe

    14 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Brother and Sister (Morocco), 1971

    Price Realised  


    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Brother and Sister (Morocco), 1971
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1991
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '1/10', '3548' in ink, inscribed 'With love to Pat from Lisa and Irving Christmas 1990' in pencil, Penn/Vogue copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    12 x 12in. (31 x 31cm.)

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    There appears to be a discrepancy between the print date of this image and the date it was gifted to Ms. McCabe. One can only assume that it was printed early in 1991 and was a late Christmas present to Ms. McCabe. The edition stamp states that there were no silver prints made of this image.


    Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 84, variant