Steinberg in Nose Mask
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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1917 - 2009
'Steinberg in Nose Mask'
platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted to aluminium, signed, titled, editioned '5/36,' and annotated in pencil and stamped on the reverse, framed, 1966, printed in 1979
image: 55.6 by 45.7 cm (21⅞ by 18 in.)
frame: 83 by 67 cm (32⅝ by 26⅜ in.)
Please note the colours and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This platinum-palladium print is in generally excellent condition. The margins are slightly darkened at the periphery of the image. There are some abrasions along upper margin edge, likely a result of processing.
On the reverse are some rust-coloured deposits. As is typical of Penn's platinum-palladium prints, the reverse of the aluminium mount is covered by a sheet of thick paper. There is a 2-inch thin cut in the paper at the lower left edge on the reverse. This does not affect the front of the work in any way, nor does it affect the annotations and stamps on the reverse.
The following are written in pencil in Penn's hand: '151 [circled]'; and 'Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and Printing / 1 [circled] Platinum - palladium / 2 [circled] Platinum - palladium / Print made July 1979.' Written in an unidentified hand in pencil are '7 [circled]' and 'IB.'
The reverse is stamped 'deacidified' and 'Hand-coated by the photographer,' with the photographer's signature in pencil. The Conde Nast copyright stamp is annotated '1966' in pencil; and the edition stamp notes in pencil that no more than '36' platinum prints and '15' gelatin silver prints are in existence.
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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
John Szarkowski, Irving Penn (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984), pl. 143
Irving Penn, Passage: A Work Record (New York, 1991), p. 158
Sarah Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2005), pl. 43
Magdalene Keaney, Irving Penn Portrait (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2010), cover
Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017), pl. 183