• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2304

    Photographs

    15 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Messenger from Cartier, New York, 1951

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Messenger from Cartier, New York, 1951
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated in ink, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the mount); one from an edition of 9
    13¼ x 10½in. (33.7 x 26.7cm.)


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    Provenance

    With Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco


    Literature

    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 173; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 116; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art Yale University Press, 2005, pl. 30; Heckert and Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009, pl. 203, see also pl. 202 for a gelatin silver print