- Department: Photographs
- Auction: 23 May 2012, lot 270
- Viewing: 15 – 22 May 2012
Galleri Camera Obscura, Stockholm.
Exhibitioncatalogue Marlborough Gallery Inc, New York, "Irving Penn. Recent Still life", 8 September - 2 October 1982, reproduced on cover.
Irving Penn e.a, "Passage, a work recorded", 1991, reproduced page 228.
Sarah Greenough, "Irving Penn. platinum prints", 2005, reproduced spread plate 79.
"... the best of Penn's prints speak for themselves, shadows reflected in platinum and palladium. These precious coatings, brushed on by the photographer, lend his large prints an opalescent luster, their objects mirrored toward a new solemnity and iridescence. Almost devotional in their intencity, Penn's deceptively modest images are bathed in a haunting yet caressing light, whose abundance is in direct contrast to the subject illuminated. His is a transcendental sermon of the immaterial over the material."
Ur "Irving Penn. platinum prints", 2005.