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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)

    Woman with Roses on her Arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950

    Price Realised  

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917)
    Woman with Roses on her Arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950
    platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1979
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '10/40' in pencil, Condé-Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    21¾ x 14½in. (55.2 x 36.8cm.)


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    Provenance

    Pace MacGill Gallery New York;
    Christie's, New York, 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, October 10, 2005, lot 17.


    Literature

    American Vogue, September 15, 1950;
    Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 54; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 85;
    Fraser, On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue, Random House, 1992, p. 89;
    Seidner, Lisa Fonssagrives: Three Decades of Classic Fashion Photography, Thames and Hudson, 1996, p. 131;
    Westerbeck (editor), Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, p. 84.


    Post Lot Text

    Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn models a pleated chiffon evening dress by Lafaurie.