Nude 130

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Irving Penn
1949-1950
Vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned. Overall excellent condition.
Image size: 40 x 38 cm
Paper size: 51 x 40 cm
Edition of 10 (originally from an edition of 14 as inscribed on the reverse, this print is one of 10 since the artist reduced the edition in 1994).
Signed on verso, and reference number 19117P-325 in pencil, with the photographer's, the copyright and the edition stamp.
15 381.90$

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Upper and lower edges slightly worn. The lower left corner with 2 minimal scratches visible under raking light only. None of the above distract from viewing this print.

“Penn undertook a major personal project, photographing fleshy nudes at close range in the studio and experimenting with their printing to "break through the slickness of the image." It was a new approach to photography that stemmed from profound reflection on earlier art historical models, but the images were deemed too provocative and not shown for decades.” (©The Irving Penn Foundation)

Irving Penn was the son of a Jewish watchmaker and the older brother of the d ...Read more

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