platinum-palladium print, signed, titled, dated, editioned '23/53,' and annotated in pencil and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1975, printed in 1979 (Irving Penn, pl. 125; Passage, p. 220)
Overall 30 by 22¾ in. (76.2 by 57.8 cm.)
This platinum-palladium print is in generally excellent condition. The sheet is gently rippled. The reverse is faintly soiled and there are a few inactive adhesive remnants.
On the reverse of the print, the annotations in pencil are: '3X,' 'NEG.I,' 'Platinum-palladium / Print made November 1975,' 'No more than 53 original prints of this picture will ever be made,' and 'hand coated by the photographer.' The stamp reads 'Deacidified.'
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, 5 April 2000, Sale 9330, Lot 327