• 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 11

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Irving Penn, Self Portrait, New York, 1986

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Irving Penn, Self Portrait, New York, 1986
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1990
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 7/16', '3563' in ink, initialed, dated, inscribed 'To Pat, for your rogue's gallery, Christmas 1990' in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    19½ x 19 3/8in. (49.5 x 49.8cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    I myself have always stood in awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.
    Irving Penn


    Literature

    Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Co., 1997, pl. 47, cat. no. 134, p. 96