Lot Details

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.

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Publication: Penn,Moments Preserved, Simon & Schuster, 1960, p.39, for a variant; Penn,Passage: A Work Record, Jonathan Cape, 1991, p.125, for a variant; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art, 2005, pl.37, for a variant. Irving Penn, Museée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg, cover and pl. 36, p. 57.
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Provenance:
  • J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • Pickup Location: Oregon, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 18.63 x 18.63 in. (47.32 x 47.32 cm.)
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