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IRVING PENN (1917–2009)
IRVING PENN (1917–2009)

Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, 1951

IRVING PENN (1917–2009)
Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, 1951
platinum-palladium print, mounted on aluminum, printed 1983
signed, titled, date of image and of print, numbered '21/40' and annotated in pencil with stamped photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit and edition information (flush mount, verso)
image: 19 ¾ x 19 5/8 in. (50.2 x 49.9 cm.)
sheet: 24 7/8 x 21 1/8 in. (63.2 x 53.6 cm.)
mount: 26 x 21 1/8 in. (66 x 53.6 cm.)
This work is number twenty-one from an edition of forty.
Vogue, January 1952, pp. 132–133.
Irving Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960, p. 67.
Merry A. Foresta and William F. Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1990, cover and p. 42.
Irving Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A.Knopf/ Callaway, New York, 1991, p. 102.
Exhibition catalogue, Irving Penn, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, 1994, p. 53.
Colin Westerbeck, Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, pl. 24, p. 73.

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The Penns represented an extraordinary relationship between a photographer and a model. She was the inspiration and subject of some of Penn's greatest photographs […] She epitomized a very noble period of fashion and couture. She gave a classical dignity to anything she wore. –Alexander Liberman

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