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    Sale 12204

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    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    Irving Penn (1917–2009)

    Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950

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    Irving Penn (1917–2009)
    Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, mounted on aluminum, printed 1979
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '8/50' and variously annotated in pencil and stamped photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit (mount, verso)
    image: 19 3/8 x 19 1/2 in. (49.2 x 49.5 cm.)
    sheet: 25 x 22 1/8 in. (63.5 x 56.2 cm.)
    mount: 26 1/4 x 22 1/8 in. (66.6 x 56.2 cm.)
    This work is number 8 from the edition of 50 in platinum metals, plus 7 unnumbered, but signed, silver prints.


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    Literature

    Irving Penn, et al., Passage: A Work Record, Knopf, New York, 1991, p. 82.
    Martin Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Rizzoli, New York, 1991, p. 55.
    John Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 47.