• 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 43

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Plumber, New York, 1951

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Plumber, New York, 1951
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '14/36', 'P 1554', inscribed 'Merry Christmas for Pat, with love, 1978' in pencil and Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
    19 3/8 x 14 7/8in. (49.8 x 38.4cm.)


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    Literature

    Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 175; Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 23; Heckert and Lacoste, Irving Penn: Small Trades, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009, pl. 190 and fig. 36, p. 266