• 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 30

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Red Deer, (Neg. 11A), 1986

    Price Realised  


    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Red Deer, (Neg. 11A), 1986
    gelatin silver print
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered 'SK 178' in ink, inscribed 'For Pat, Merry Christmas 1987' in pencil, stamped 'Photographed at Narodni Museum, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1986', copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the mount); one of an edition of 15
    18¾ x 23 3/8in. (48.3 x 59.7cm.)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    'The animal skull. An exquisite edifice and living machine. Hard chambers of bone to guard soft organs, protected conduits and channels. Smooth working mechanism of jaws and teeth.'
    Irving Penn


    Irving Penn Cranium Architecture, Pace/MacGill Gallery, 1989, n.p.

    Post Lot Text

    From a series of images of animal skulls made by Irving Penn from specimens in the Narodni Museum in Prague.