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Irving Penn

Gypsy Mother with Two Young Children, Extremadura

Gelatin silver print
17 3/8 × 17 1/4 in
44.1 × 43.8 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Friends Without a Border Benefit Auction

Frame courtesy of Drummond Framing (image size 10 1/2 x 10 3/8").
This is an unpublished image …

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Frame courtesy of Drummond Framing (image size 10 1/2 x 10 3/8").
This is an unpublished image from the series of gypsies in Extremadura, Spain, made on assignment for Vogue magazine. Penn set up a daylight studio in a barn near the gypsies' encampment. The unique environment allowed Penn to form a more …

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Signed by the artist and titled in ink with original credit stamp 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.

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About the work
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Friends Without a Border Benefit Auction

Frame courtesy of Drummond Framing (image size 10 1/2 x 10 3/8").
This is an unpublished image …

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Frame courtesy of Drummond Framing (image size 10 1/2 x 10 3/8").
This is an unpublished image from the series of gypsies in Extremadura, Spain, made on assignment for Vogue magazine. Penn set up a daylight studio in a barn near the gypsies' encampment. The unique environment allowed Penn to form a more …

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Medium
Photography
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Signed by the artist and titled in ink with original credit stamp 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

Gypsy Mother with Two Young Children, Extremadura

Gelatin silver print
17 3/8 × 17 1/4 in
44.1 × 43.8 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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