• 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 25

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Butcher, London, 1950

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Butcher, London, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '12/38', 'P 1324', inscribed 'To Pat, Merry Christmas' in pencil and Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    19½ x 15¼in. (50 x 38cm.)


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    Literature

    Penn, 'Small Trades', Vogue Britannica, February 1951, p. 76; Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 165; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 99; Heckert and Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009, pl. 170 and fig. 13, p. 257