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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 71

    Irving Penn (1917-2009)

    Vitrier, Paris, 1950

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    Irving Penn (1917-2009)
    Vitrier, Paris, 1950
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
    signed, titled, dated, and numbered '20/25' in pencil, with Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit stamp, and stamped 'In addition to 25 numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 7 may exist', and 'Hand-coated by the photographer' (verso); credited, titled, dated, and numbered '20/25' on affixed typed gallery label (frame backing board)
    image: 16 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (42.9 x 27.7 cm.)
    sheet: 22 ¼ x 15 7/8 in. (56.6 x 40.4 cm.)
    This work is number 20 from the edition of 25.


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    A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.

    Irving Penn

    Literature

    John Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, New York, pl. 89.