Lot 99
  • 99

Irving Penn b. 1917

120,000 - 180,000 USD
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  • Irving Penn
comprised of 4 platinum-palladium prints mounted to one board, each signed, titled, dated, numbered '56/70,' and annotated by the photographer in pencil and with his printing information and copyright stamps on the reverse, framed, a Marlborough Graphics, New York, label with typed credit, title, and edition number '57/70' [sic] on the reverse, 1972, printed in October 1977, no. 56 in the total edition of 70 of this image in various formats, one of an edition of only 11 in this oversized four-print format in platinum metals


Acquired by the present owner from Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1977


The single-print version of this image:

Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947-1975 (Marlborough Gallery, 1977, in conjunction with the exhibition), unpaginated

John Szarkowski, Irving Penn (The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, in conjunction with the exhibition), pl. 118

Merry A. Foresta and William F. Stapp, Irving Penn: Master Images, The Collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D. C.: National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, 1990, in conjunction with the exhibition), pl. 46

Irving Penn, Passage: A Work Record (New York, 1991), p. 203

Irving Penn and John Szarkowski, Still Life: Irving Penn Photographs 1938 - 2000 (Boston, 2001), unpaginated

Irving Penn, A Notebook at Random (New York and Boston, 2004), p. 68

John Szarkowski, Photography Until Now (The Museum of Modern Art, 1989, in conjunction with the exhibition), p. 252

Catalogue Note

Penn made only 11 four-sheet prints of this image.  These are included within the total edition of 70, the rest of which are platinum-palladium prints in Penn's standard single-sheet format.