• 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 22

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Reclining Cameroon Woman (Torso), Chieftain's Wife, with Typography as a Poster, 1969

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    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Reclining Cameroon Woman (Torso), Chieftain's Wife, with Typography as a Poster, 1969
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1984
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '29/39', '3195', inscribed 'To Pat with love [heart symbol]. A souvenir of our show', annotated '19 prints of this edition are without lettering' in pencil, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    20¼ x 22 7/8in. (51.7 x 58.5cm.)


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    Literature

    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 97, with no typography; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 182, with no typography