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

Black and White Vogue Cover (B) (Jean Patchett) New York, 1950

IRVING PENN (1917 - 2009)
Black and White Vogue Cover (B) (Jean Patchett) New York, 1950
selenium toned gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on paper, printed 1984
signed, titled, dated [with print date] and numbered of '16' and '9892' in ink, stamped photographer's copyright Condé Nast Publications credit, reproduction limitation and edition information in ink (flush mount, verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed Sir Elton John Photography collection and museum labels (frame backing board)
image: 14 ¾ x 15 in. (37.4 x 38.1 cm.)
sheet: 17 ¼ x 15 5⁄8 in. (43.8 x 39.6 cm.)
This work is one of an edition of sixteen.
Jackson Fine Arts, Atlanta;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 1992.
The Black and White Idea', Vogue, 1 April 1950, front cover.
Irving Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960, p. 159.
Polly Devlin, Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1979, p. 90.
John Szarkowski, Irving Penn, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 48.
Irving Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf/Callaway, New York, 1991, p. 100.
Yvonne Lehnherr, ed., Irving Penn: Collection Privée, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, 1994, cat. no. 31, p. 51.
Colin Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago/Little, Brown and Co., 1997, pl. 4, p. 28.
Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, November 4, 2000– January 28, 2001.

Lot Essay

"An absolutely stunning creature with a signature beauty mark, Jean was a super model decades before the term ‘super model’ was coined, and, staggeringly, has had more covers than any fashion model in history. Jean Patchett was to Ford what Babe Ruth was to the Yankees."--Gerald Ford, Ford Models

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