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

Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950

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IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950
platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed November 1979
signed, titled, dated, numbered '27/30', notation '2315' in pencil, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp and stamped 'In addition to 30 numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 10 may exist' (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
image: 20.1.2 x 18¾in. (52 x 47.5cm.)
sheet/flush-mount: 26 x 22in. (66 x 56cm.)
Provenance
Irving Penn, The Forbes Galleries, New York, 22 October 2012-4 November 2013
Literature
Vogue, April 1950, pp. 86-87, leading a feature 'The Black and White Idea'; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 49; Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago/Little, Brown and Co., 1997, cat. no. 69, pl. 44, p. 93

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