• 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 2

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Hippie Family F, 1967

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Hippie Family F, 1967
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '14/48', 'P 1782', inscribed 'For Pat, Marry Christmas', Cowles Communications, Inc. credit in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    21 5/8 x 19 3/8in. (52.8 x 49.5cm.)


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    Literature

    The Incredibles, Look, January 9, 1968, p. 58; Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 55; Foresta and Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990, cat. no. 98, p. 134; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 166; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art Yale University Press, 2005, pl. 45


    Post Lot Text

    From the series of Penn's portraits of members of San Francisco's counter-cultural scene that were first published in a dedicated feature in Look, January 9 1968. This was one of two family groups, in each case presenting a young couple and their child.