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Irving Penn

(United States, 1917-2009)
Irving penn, "composition with pitcher and eau de cologne", 7 december 1979.
Irving penn, "composition with pitcher and eau de cologne", 7 december 1979.

"Composition with pitcher and Eau de Cologne", 7 December 1979

Signed Irving Penn and numbered 10/61 and dated March 1981 on verso. Vintage. Also stamped "Copyright Irving Penn" and "hand-coated by the photographer" on verso. Platinum print, image 33 x 52 cm. Sheet 40.5 x 61 cm.

Droit de suite: No

200 000 - 250 000 SEK

21 552 - 26 940 EUR

Hammer price: 
180 000 SEK

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.

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"... 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.

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