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Irving Penn

Tennessee Williams, New York, 1951

Platinum/palladium print on Rives paper mounted to aluminum
15 × 15 in
38.1 × 38.1 cm
Edition 3/15
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Sheet measures: 20 h x 23 w inches.

Stamped to verso 'Photograph by Irving Penn Copyright 1951 …

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Sheet measures: 20 h x 23 w inches.

Stamped to verso 'Photograph by Irving Penn Copyright 1951 (Renewed 1979) by The Conde Nast Publications Inc. Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner. Deacidified.'. Stamped and hand numbered to verso 'In addition to 15 numbered prints of …

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Signed to verso 'Irving Penn Hand-Coated by the Photographer Iving Penn'. Penciled to verso '2979 Tennessee Williams photographed in New … Read more
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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Sheet measures: 20 h x 23 w inches.

Stamped to verso 'Photograph by Irving Penn Copyright 1951 …

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Sheet measures: 20 h x 23 w inches.

Stamped to verso 'Photograph by Irving Penn Copyright 1951 (Renewed 1979) by The Conde Nast Publications Inc. Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner. Deacidified.'. Stamped and hand numbered to verso 'In addition to 15 numbered prints of …

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Signature
Signed to verso 'Irving Penn Hand-Coated by the Photographer Iving Penn'. Penciled to verso '2979 Tennessee Williams photographed in New … Read more
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

Tennessee Williams, New York, 1951

Platinum/palladium print on Rives paper mounted to aluminum
15 × 15 in
38.1 × 38.1 cm
Edition 3/15
Bidding closed
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