Irving Penn, ‘Bee on Lips, New York’, 1995, Phillips
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Irving Penn

Bee on Lips, New York, 1995

Dye transfer print, printed 1999
15 9/10 × 22 1/2 in
40.5 × 57.1 cm
Edition of 11
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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 Cage, Truman Capote, and Louise Bourgeois) as well as producing images for Vogue, Chanel, and other major fashion mainstays. Known for his pared-down compositional style, Penn often photographed his subjects in the natural light of the studio using minimal props; his fashion images were marked by their austerity, sophistication, and tonal subtleties. Penn also photographed workers his series “Small Trades” (1950–51), depicting laborers in New York, Paris, and London posed in work clothes and holding the tools of their trade. Caught in both black and white and color, Penn’s iconic images are known for the honesty and humanity he brought to his subjects.

Irving Penn, ‘Bee on Lips, New York’, 1995, Phillips
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This image was realised only as a dye transfer print in an edition of 11.

Image: 40.5 x 57.1 cm (15 7/8 x 22 1/2 in)
Sheet: 49 x 58.7 cm (19 1/4 x 23 1/8 in.)

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‘He changed the way we saw the world and our perception of what is beautiful.’

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Signed, initialled, titled, dated in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the verso.
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 Cage, Truman Capote, and Louise Bourgeois) as well as producing images for Vogue, Chanel, and other major fashion mainstays. Known for his pared-down compositional style, Penn often photographed his subjects in the natural light of the studio using minimal props; his fashion images were marked by their austerity, sophistication, and tonal subtleties. Penn also photographed workers his series “Small Trades” (1950–51), depicting laborers in New York, Paris, and London posed in work clothes and holding the tools of their trade. Caught in both black and white and color, Penn’s iconic images are known for the honesty and humanity he brought to his subjects.

Irving Penn

Bee on Lips, New York, 1995

Dye transfer print, printed 1999
15 9/10 × 22 1/2 in
40.5 × 57.1 cm
Edition of 11
.
Bidding closed
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