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

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

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IRVING PENN (1917–2009)
Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950
selenium toned gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on paper, printed 1984
signed, titled and dated in ink, numbered 'REF: 7371' in pencil, stamped photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit and edition information (flush mount, verso)
image: 17 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. (45 x 38.7 cm.)
sheet/flush mount: 18 x 15 7/8 in. (45.7 x 40.3 cm.)
This work is from an edition of sixteen signed, silver prints.
Provenance
Private Collection, Japan;
acquired from the above by the present owner, c. 2000.
Literature
'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.
David Bailey and Martin Harrison, Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1985, cat. no. 130.
Mike Weaver (ed.), The Art of Photography, 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Yale University Press, Boston, 1989.
Martin Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Jonathan Cape, London, 1991, p. 158.
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.

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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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