• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2229

    Photographs

    7 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)

    Young Look in the Theatre, 1953

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)
    Young Look in the Theatre, 1953
    gelatin silver print
    initialed and partial annotation 'OK' in ink (on the recto); title in pencil, credit in ink, 'Condé Nast' copyright credit, reproduction limitation, date and Parkinson Trust stamps (on the verso)
    15¾ x 20¼in. (40 x 51.4cm.)


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    Parkinson has constructed this group portrait (including himself) with a charming, respectful wink to Irving Penn who initiated the genre with such elaborate groupings as his Twelve Most Photographed Models, 'New Yorker' Cartoonists, and Ballet Theatre, all made in New York in 1947.

    Provenance

    With Hamiltons Gallery, London