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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    Irving Penn (1917-2009)

    Four Guedras, Morocco, 1971

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    Irving Penn (1917-2009)
    Four Guedras, Morocco, 1971
    platinum-palladium print, mounted on aluminum, printed 1985
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '18/18' in pencil, annotated 'courtesy of Vogue' in pencil in photographer's copyright credit stamp, and stamped 'In addition to 18 numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 18 may exist' and 'hand-coated by the photographer' (mount, verso)
    image: 23 x 19 5/8 in. (58.4 x 49.8 cm.)
    sheet: 24 7/8 x 22 in. (63.2 x 55.9 cm.)
    mount: 26 x 22 in. (66.1 x 56 cm.)
    This work is number 18 from the edition of 18.


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    What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.

    Irving Penn

    Provenance

    with Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.


    Literature

    Merry A. Foresta and William F. Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1990, cat. no. 44, p. 57.
    Yvonne Lehnherr and Raoul Blanchard, Irving Penn: Collection prive´e, Privatsammlung, Musee d’art et d’histoire, Fribourg, Editions Benteli, 1994, cat. no. 64, p.89.
    Merry A. Foresta, Irving Penn, Beyond Beauty, Smithsonian American Art Museum/the Irving Penn Foundation/Yale University Press, New Haven, and London, 2015, cat. no. 119, p.173.