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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    Irving Penn (1917-2009)

    Gisele, New York, April, 1999

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Irving Penn (1917-2009)
    Gisele, New York, April, 1999
    selenium toned gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated, and variously annotated in pencil with Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit and edition stamps (verso)
    image: 15 ½ x 15 ½ in. (39.4 x 39.4 cm.)
    sheet: 17 1/8 x 16 in. (43.4 x 40.6 cm.)
    Please note this work is from the edition of 20.


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    Liberman said to me, 'I must cut back on the work you do for Vogue. The editors don't like it. They say the photographs burn on the page.’ After some years, I began to understand that what they wanted of me was simply a nice, sweet, clean-looking image of a lovely young woman.

    Irving Penn

    Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2008.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Southern Collection