• 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 44

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Motorcycle Policeman, New York, 1951

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Motorcycle Policeman, New York, 1951
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '18/23', 'P 1420', inscribed 'For Pat, Merry Christmas' in pencil and Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    19 7/8 x 14 3/8in. (49.7 x 36.8cm.)


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    Literature

    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 178; Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 20, variant cropping; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 117; Heckert and Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009, pl. 87 and fig. 35, p. 266