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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Girl Drinking (Mary Jane Russell), 1949

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Girl Drinking (Mary Jane Russell), 1949
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1979
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '2/25' in pencil and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    20½ x 19¼in. (52.1 x 48.9cm.)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, April 26, 2007, lot 98.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The New Romantics.... A new enchantment. The feather-etched hat for evening. Best with bare shoulders, long black gloves, a short dinner dress. Made to order, of burnt ostrich feather on net...
    Vogue


    Literature

    American Vogue, October 15, 1949;
    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 143;
    Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, Alpine Book Company, 1979, p. 150;
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 41;
    Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 76;
    Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 57;
    Westerbeck (editor), Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, cat. no. 72, p. 127.