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Irving Penn
'BEDSIDE LAMP, NEW YORK', 2006
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 GBP
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77
Irving Penn
'BEDSIDE LAMP, NEW YORK', 2006
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Irving Penn
1917 - 2009
'BEDSIDE LAMP, NEW YORK', 2006
Pigment print, flush-mounted to cardboard, printed 2006. Signed, titled, dated and with the photographer's stamp, the copyright stamp inscribed 2006, the edition stamp 'Not exceeding 17' and the reference number 22361 on the reverse. Mounted and framed.
Image 76 x 57 cm (29  7/8  x 22 ½ in.);
frame 95 x 77 cm (37 ¼ x 30 ¼ in.)
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Provenance

Hamiltons Gallery, London

Catalogue Note

For Irving Penn, sophisticated and timeless portraiture wasn’t just for fashion photography. Instead, he also focused his lens on everyday objects: a cigarette butt, frozen foods and a bedside lamp. The visual imagery of his various works are united in their simplicity and embodiment of the natural. He was instrumental in altering the way the world thought of elegance and beauty; here it is with a bedside lamp.

Influenced by Salvador Dalí, Eugène Atget, and Man Ray, a common theme to Penn’s oeuvre is surrealism. He captured the simplicity of unexpected objects and maintained his rawness by photographing them against a white background away from their natural settings. This allowed Penn to focus on the texture, volume and details of the objects, making them appear almost luxurious and elegant as with his fashion photography.

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