• 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 49

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

    Schiaparelli Jacket with Tinsel and Glass, 1974

    Price Realised  


    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
    Schiaparelli Jacket with Tinsel and Glass, 1974
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1979
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '1/25', '1827', inscribed 'Merry Christmas for Pat - souvenir of our book together. Christmas 1979' in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    19¾ x 18 3/8in. (50.5 x 47cm.)

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    Penn and Vreeland, Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939, The Viking Press, 1977, p. 85; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 119; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 214; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art Yale University Press, 2005, pl. 69

    Post Lot Text

    This image presents 'A delicious black silk velvet jacket, embroidered with gold and mirror glass - very rococo in design. The large motifs simulate antique hand mirrors. Schiaparelli complements the jacket and dinner dress with a small hat. (1939)'

    Diana Vreeland notes that 'It was in her trimmings and motifs that Schiaparelli revealed her wonderful Italian sense of amusement.' (Inventive Paris Clothes, p. 82)