Irving Penn, ‘(SM) Flat Glove, New York’, 1975, Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, numbered 18/53, annotated 'No more than 53 original prints of this picture will ever be made' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

Szarkowski, Irving Penn, pl. 125
Knopf/Callaway, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, p. 220

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

About Irving Penn

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.

American, 1917-2009, Plainfield, New Jersey, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Masters Projects, 
Irving Penn: Women, Warriors
Irving Penn: Cranium Architecture
Irving Penn: Cigarettes

Group Shows

Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, 
San Francisco,
David + Goliath
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