Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950

Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950
platinum-palladium print, printed 1976
signed, titled, dated, numbered '31/34' in pencil, Condé-Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the verso)
17 x 15in. (43.2 x 38.1cm.)
Christie's, New York, 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, October 10, 2005, lot 40.
'The Black and White Idea', American Vogue, April 1, 1950, cover;
Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 159;
Devlin, Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, Simon and Schuster, 1979, p. 90;
Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 48;
Bailey and Harrison, Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985, cat. no. 130;
Weaver (editor), The Art of Photography, 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Yale University Press, 1989, pl. 441, p. 424;
Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p. 158;
Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 100;
Irving Penn: Collection Privée, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, 1994, cat. no. 31, p. 51;
Westerbeck (editor), Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago Little, Brown and Company, 1997, pl. 4, p. 28;
Angeletti and Oliva, In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine, Rizzoli, 2006, p. 129.
Further details
Jean Patchett models a dress by Larry Aldrich and hat by Lilly Daché.

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