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

The Hand of Miles Davis (New York), July 1, 1986

IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
The Hand of Miles Davis (New York), July 1, 1986
gelatin silver print
signed, titled, dated, annotation 'Print made September 1986' and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the reverse of the mount)
image/sheet: 14 7/8 x 14¾in. (37.8 x 37.5cm.)
mount: 17 x 17 1/8in. (43.2 x 43.5cm.)
Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf/Callaway, 1991, p. 259; Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, Little, Brown and Co., 1997, p. 78, cat. no. 29

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Irving Penn was under contractual agreement to Warner Brothers, Miles Davis' record company, not to release any of the images from this sitting for five years.
This is the first and unnumbered print from the series given by the photographer to the company in 1986. Miles Davis also received a set. Editioned prints did not generally become available until 1992.

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