Irving Penn

American, 1917–2009

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Considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Irving Penn photographed a host of important writers, visual artists, and cultural figures in his lifetime (including Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, John …

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Nude 147, 1950, 1969
Sold on Jul 1, 2021
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platinum palladium print
48.0 x 47.0 cm
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From the Collection of Paolo and Laetitia Roversi platinum palladium print, printed 1969, flush mounted to aluminium signed and numbered '17/53' in pencil with a copyright label and stamp on verso edition of 53 this work is sold matted and framed under museum glass image: 47 x 48 cm; 18 1/2 x 18 7/8 in. print/tirage: 65,8 x 55,8 cm; 25 7/8 x 22 in. framed/cadre: 71 x 72,5 cm; 28 x 28 1/2 in. [tirage au platine, tiré en 1969, monté sur aluminium signé et numéroté '17/53' au crayon avec une etiquette de copyright au verso édition de 53 ce tirage est vendu sous passe-partout et encadré sous verre musée]
Nude 147, 1950, 1969
platinum palladium print
Jul 1, 2021
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48.0 x 47.0 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
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From the Collection of Paolo and Laetitia Roversi platinum palladium print, printed 1969, flush mounted to aluminium signed and numbered '17/53' in pencil with a copyright label and stamp on verso edition of 53 this work is sold matted and framed under museum glass image: 47 x 48 cm; 18 1/2 x 18 7/8 in. print/tirage: 65,8 x 55,8 cm; 25 7/8 x 22 in. framed/cadre: 71 x 72,5 cm; 28 x 28 1/2 in. [tirage au platine, tiré en 1969, monté sur aluminium signé et numéroté '17/53' au crayon avec une etiquette de copyright au verso édition de 53 ce tirage est vendu sous passe-partout et encadré sous verre musée]
Still Life with Clam, Fish and Oyster, New York, 1966, 1993
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
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silver print toned with selenium
49.5 x 39.0 cm
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€10,000
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique viré au sélénium, tiré en 1993 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '10' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 39 x 49.5 cm. (15 3/8 x 19 ¾ in.) feuille : 40.5 x 50.3 cm. (19 ¾ x 16 in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de dix exemplaires.
Still Life with Clam, Fish and Oyster, New York, 1966, 1993
silver print toned with selenium
Jun 29, 2021
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€10,000
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49.5 x 39.0 cm
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique viré au sélénium, tiré en 1993 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '10' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 39 x 49.5 cm. (15 3/8 x 19 ¾ in.) feuille : 40.5 x 50.3 cm. (19 ¾ x 16 in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de dix exemplaires.
Three Steel Blocks, 1980, 1981
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platinum-palladium print
48.0 x 39.0 cm
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IRVIN PENN (1917-2009) tirage platinum-paladium, tiré en 1981 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '31/34' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (montage, verso) image : 39 x 48 cm. (15 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) feuille : 51 x 67 cm. (20 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Ce tirage est le numéro trente-et-un d'une édition de trente-quatre exemplaires.
Three Steel Blocks, 1980, 1981
platinum-palladium print
Jun 29, 2021
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48.0 x 39.0 cm
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IRVIN PENN (1917-2009) tirage platinum-paladium, tiré en 1981 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '31/34' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (montage, verso) image : 39 x 48 cm. (15 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) feuille : 51 x 67 cm. (20 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Ce tirage est le numéro trente-et-un d'une édition de trente-quatre exemplaires.
Iceland Poppy / Papaver Nudicaule, New York, 2006
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€37,500
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pigment print, mounted on cardboard
60.8 x 50.0 cm
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€37,500
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage pigmentaire, tiré en avril 2006, monté sur support cartonné signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '12' et annoté à l'encre avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (montage, verso) image/feuille/montage : 50 x 60.8 cm. (19 5/8 x 23 7/8 in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de douze exemplaires.
Iceland Poppy / Papaver Nudicaule, New York, 2006
pigment print, mounted on cardboard
Jun 29, 2021
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€37,500
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60.8 x 50.0 cm
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€37,500
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage pigmentaire, tiré en avril 2006, monté sur support cartonné signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '12' et annoté à l'encre avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (montage, verso) image/feuille/montage : 50 x 60.8 cm. (19 5/8 x 23 7/8 in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de douze exemplaires.
Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, 1976
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
€118,750
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platinum-palladium print
38.1 x 44.4 cm
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€118,750
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917–2009) tirage platinum-palladium, tiré en 1976 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '12/34' et annoté '1658' au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe/Condé Nast et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 44.4 x 38.1 cm. (17 ½ x 15 in.) feuille : 57.7 x 46.3 cm. (22 ¾ x 18 ¼ in.) Ce tirage est le numéro douze d'une édition de trente-quatre exemplaires.
Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, 1976
platinum-palladium print
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
€118,750
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38.1 x 44.4 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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€118,750
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IRVING PENN (1917–2009) tirage platinum-palladium, tiré en 1976 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '12/34' et annoté '1658' au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe/Condé Nast et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 44.4 x 38.1 cm. (17 ½ x 15 in.) feuille : 57.7 x 46.3 cm. (22 ¾ x 18 ¼ in.) Ce tirage est le numéro douze d'une édition de trente-quatre exemplaires.
The Angel, 1946
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€7,500
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later silver print, mounted on cardboard
19.3 x 24.2 cm
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€7,500
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique postérieur, monté sur support cartonné signé et daté '1961' à l’encre (montage, recto); cachet de copyright du photographe portant le titre (montage, verso) image/feuille : 24.2 x 19.3 cm. (9 ½ x 7 5/8 in.) montage : 35.6 x 27.4 cm. (14 x 10 ¾ in.)
The Angel, 1946
later silver print, mounted on cardboard
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
€7,500
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19.3 x 24.2 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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€7,500
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique postérieur, monté sur support cartonné signé et daté '1961' à l’encre (montage, recto); cachet de copyright du photographe portant le titre (montage, verso) image/feuille : 24.2 x 19.3 cm. (9 ½ x 7 5/8 in.) montage : 35.6 x 27.4 cm. (14 x 10 ¾ in.)
Still Life of Mushrooms, New York, 1966, 1993
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silver print toned with selenium
49.5 x 39.0 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique viré au sélénium, tiré en 1993 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '6' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 39 x 49.5 cm. (15 3/8 x 19 ½ in.) feuille : 40.5 x 50.3 cm. (16 x 19 ¾ in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de six exemplaires.
Still Life of Mushrooms, New York, 1966, 1993
silver print toned with selenium
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
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49.5 x 39.0 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) tirage argentique viré au sélénium, tiré en 1993 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage), numéroté '6' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 39 x 49.5 cm. (15 3/8 x 19 ½ in.) feuille : 40.5 x 50.3 cm. (16 x 19 ¾ in.) Ce tirage provient d'une édition de six exemplaires.
Giacometti, 1951, 1976
Sold on May 26, 2021
€12,500
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Platinum-Palladium print
33.02 x 37.47 cm
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€12,500
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May 26, 2021
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Irving Penn (1917-2009) tirage Platinum-Palladium, tiré en 1976 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage) numéroté '4/45' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe/Condé Nast et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 37,3 x 35,3 cm. feuille : 56,5 x 50 cm. Ce tirage est le numéro quatre d'une édition de quarante-cinq exemplaires. Platinum-Palladium print, printed 1976 signed, titled, date of image and of print, numbered '4/45' and annotated in pencil with stamped photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit and edition information (verso) image: 14 ¾ x 13 7/8 in. sheet: 22 ¼ x 19 5/8 in. This work is number 4 from an edition of 45.
Giacometti, 1951, 1976
Platinum-Palladium print
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€12,500
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33.02 x 37.47 cm
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May 26, 2021
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€12,500
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Irving Penn (1917-2009) tirage Platinum-Palladium, tiré en 1976 signé, titré, daté (image et tirage) numéroté '4/45' et annoté au crayon avec cachet de copyright du photographe/Condé Nast et cachet de limitation d'édition (verso) image : 37,3 x 35,3 cm. feuille : 56,5 x 50 cm. Ce tirage est le numéro quatre d'une édition de quarante-cinq exemplaires. Platinum-Palladium print, printed 1976 signed, titled, date of image and of print, numbered '4/45' and annotated in pencil with stamped photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit and edition information (verso) image: 14 ¾ x 13 7/8 in. sheet: 22 ¼ x 19 5/8 in. This work is number 4 from an edition of 45.
'Ballet Theatre', New York, 1947
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Early silver print
50.0 x 35.5 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Early silver print. Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'Print made near time of photograph' in pencil, with the Penn/Condé Nast copyright, credit and reproduction stamps on the verso. One from an edition of no more than 60 signed silver prints. With a gallery label affixed to the back of the frame bearing information about the work in facsimile. Matted and framed. Image 35.5 x 50 cm (14 x 19 3/4 in.); sheet 40.4 x 51 cm (16 x 20 in.)
'Ballet Theatre', New York, 1947
Early silver print
May 13, 2021
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50.0 x 35.5 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Early silver print. Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'Print made near time of photograph' in pencil, with the Penn/Condé Nast copyright, credit and reproduction stamps on the verso. One from an edition of no more than 60 signed silver prints. With a gallery label affixed to the back of the frame bearing information about the work in facsimile. Matted and framed. Image 35.5 x 50 cm (14 x 19 3/4 in.); sheet 40.4 x 51 cm (16 x 20 in.)
'Harlequin Dress', 1950, 1979
Sold on Apr 12, 2021
$252,000
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platinum-palladium print
47.9 x 52.1 cm
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$252,000
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Apr 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted to aluminum, signed, titled, dated, editioned '29/30,' and annotated in pencil and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1950, printed in 1979 image: 20 ½ by 18 ⅞ in. (52.1 by 47.9 cm.) frame: 32 ½ by 30 ½ in. (82.55 by 77.5 cm.)
'Harlequin Dress', 1950, 1979
platinum-palladium print
Apr 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$252,000
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47.9 x 52.1 cm
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Apr 12, 2021
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$252,000
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platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted to aluminum, signed, titled, dated, editioned '29/30,' and annotated in pencil and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1950, printed in 1979 image: 20 ½ by 18 ⅞ in. (52.1 by 47.9 cm.) frame: 32 ½ by 30 ½ in. (82.55 by 77.5 cm.)