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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 197

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)

    Burn up the Sun (Carmen Dell'Orifice), Bahamas, April 1952

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    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)
    Burn up the Sun (Carmen Dell'Orifice), Bahamas, April 1952
    gelatin silver print
    credited, titled, dated, variously annotated in pencil and stamped 'vintage Parkinson print' (on the mount)
    13¾ x 11 3/8in. (34.8 x 28.8cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Angela Williams Archive;
    Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, October 25, 2002, lot 122.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Carmen Dell Orifice is... still known as just plain Carmen -- though the plain has nothing whatsoever to do with her appearance.
    Norman Parkinson


    Literature

    Norman Parkinson: Jaegar House Exhibition, London, July 1960, cat. no. 10;
    'Burn Up the Sun', Queen, October 30, 1962;
    Parkinson, Lifework, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983, p. 197.


    Exhibited

    Norman Parkinson, Jaeger House, London, July 1960.