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    Sale 7434


    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    IRVING PENN (b.1917)

    Picasso (B), Cannes, 1957

    Price Realised  


    IRVING PENN (b.1917)
    Picasso (B), Cannes, 1957
    platinum-palladium print, printed February 1985
    signed, initialled, titled, dated and numbered '30/47', '3277' in pencil, 'Penn/Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on reverse of aluminium flush-mount
    18 5/8 x 18 5/8in. (47.2 x 47.2cm.)

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    The photographer has stamped, annotated and labelled the verso stating, 'In addition to 47* numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 21 may exist'/'*Of the 47 prints: 34 prints are full image, 7 prints as a detail section, 6 prints as a detail section with lettering'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    A great presence, deeply aware of his own image, he peered silently at the reflection of his head in the camera's lens, occasionally altering the attitude.

    IRVING PENN on Picasso


    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon & Schuster, 1960, p.39, for a variant; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p.125, for a variant; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2005, p.vi & pl.37, for a variant.