Irving Penn, ‘The Angel, New York’, 1946, Phillips
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Irving Penn

The Angel, New York, 1946

Platinum-palladium print, printed 1989, flush-mounted.
22 4/5 × 18 1/5 in
58 × 46.3 cm
Edition 43/52
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Signed, titled, dated, annotated, numbered 43/52 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps …
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, ‘The Angel, New York’, 1946, Phillips
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Signed, titled, dated, annotated, numbered 43/52 in pencil, Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps …
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

The Angel, New York, 1946

Platinum-palladium print, printed 1989, flush-mounted.
22 4/5 × 18 1/5 in
58 × 46.3 cm
Edition 43/52
Bidding closed
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