• 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 68

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Moments Preserved, Final Dummy, 1959-1960

    Price Realised  


    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Moments Preserved, Final Dummy, 1959-1960
    offset reproductions and photostat prints dry-mounted and stapled onto Condé Nast paper stock; contained in a handmade box, signed and inscribed 'The original (final) dummy for Pat with [heart symbol]' in ink (on the lid); original paper wrapper, inscribed 'Final Dummy for 'Moments Preserved' gifted to Patricia McCabe by Irving Penn' by Patricia McCabe in ink

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The final maquette of Irving Penn's first book - the enormously influential anthology of images that defined his vision and his range and that has served as a lasting reference-point of excellence for his contemporaries and for subsequent generations.


    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960; Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books, PPP Editions Roth Horowitz, 2001, pp. 158-159