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IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

Self-Portrait, Cuzco Studio, 1948

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IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
Self-Portrait, Cuzco Studio, 1948
gelatin silver print
Condé Nast copyright limitation stamp and photographer's credit stamp, further annotations in ink and pencil (verso)
10 x 8½ in. (25.4 x 21.3 cm.)
Literature
'Speaking of Pictures..."Vogue" turns eye on workers' clothes, Life, New York, July 16, 1951, p. 16, with the caption: 'Here is photographer Penn's uniform: slacks, jacket.'
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Lot Essay

This rarely published self-portrait was made in the Cuzco, Peru, studio in which Penn made the now-historic series of portraits of local sitters that established a template for so many later sittings -- both fashion and portrait -- that exploited diffused daylight and set his subjects against a neutral but tangible mid-tone backdrop.

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