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Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009)
LOT ID: 72710
Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957, 1957

Platinum Print, Platinum-Palladium print, hand coated by the photographer
18.63 х 18.63 in. (47.32 x 47.32 cm.)
Signed, stamped, inscribed, "3260; Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957; Rives Paper on Aluminum; Platinum-Palladium; Print date January 1985; 13/47" inscribed on verso; "PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN; Copyright (c) 1984 by Irving Penn, Courtesy of Vogue; Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner and THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.; In addition to 47* numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed silver prints not exceeding a total of 21 may exist; Hand-coated by the photographer" stamped on verso; "* of the 47: 34 prints of full image; 7 prints as a detail section; 6 prints as a detail section with lettering" on a typewritten label on verso; signed by hand in ink on verso.
Edition 13/47
Lot description
Platinum-Palladium print, hand coated by the photographer; Rives paper on aluminum; printed January 1985.
Image size: 18.63 x 18.63 in. (47.3 x 47.3 cm)
Mount size: 26 x 22 in (66 x 55.9 cm)

This piercing portrait of Picasso is one of Penn's most iconic works. Irving Penn's photographs have become documents of an era, from his portraits of the native people of New Guinea and Morocco to those of artists, musicians, writers and celebrities as well as fashion editorial to provocative nudes. Penn's work has established him as preeminent in 20th century photography.
Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
  • Picasso (B) Cannes, 1957 by Irving Penn
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