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    Sale 2106

    Photographs

    14 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Summer Sleep, New York, 1949

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Summer Sleep, New York, 1949
    dye-transfer print, printed 1985
    signed, initialed, titled, dated, annotated in pencil,'Penn/Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso); one of an edition of 29
    15¾ x 22¼in. (40 x 56.5cm.)


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    Literature

    Liberman, ed., The Art and Technique of Color Photography, Simon and Schuster, 1951, pp. 12-13; Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, pp. 122-123; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 79; Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Co., 1997, cat. no. 45, pl. 51, p. 100