10 juillet 2015

Audrey Hepburn back at scene of her big break at National Portrait Gallery

LONDON - Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s, before even Gigi, there was a jolly musical revue in London called Petite Sauce Tartare that helped propel a young Audrey Hepburn into the limelight – a show in a nightclub that is now part of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). “It is a wonderful coincidence,” said Helen Trompeteler, associate curator of photographs at the gallery, which announced details on Tuesday of a major exhibition exploring the life and career of one of the century’s biggest film stars. “It is very... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2013

Selected works by Irving Penn acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Irving Penn by Bert Stern, 1960s.  In 2013, the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired 100 photographs by the legendary photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009), one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century. Penn is best known for the spare, elegant style he applied to the fashion, still-life, and portrait photographs he produced for Vogue in the 1950s. His aesthetic and technical skill earned him accolades in both the artistic and commercial worlds throughout his career.The 100... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2013

Legendary photographer Irving Penn's "Cranium Architecture" at Hamiltons Gallery

  Irving Penn, Warthog, Prague, 1986 © by The Irving Penn Foundation, courtesy Hamiltons Gallery, London. LONDON.- Hamiltons Gallery presents ‘Cranium Architecture’, an exhibition of photographs by legendary photographer Irving Penn. The largest exposition of this series for over two decades, the show offers the viewer a rare chance to see these extraordinary images en masse.  ‘Cranium Architecture’ sees Penn create a beautiful, absorbing study of animal skulls from the collection of the Narodni National Museum... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2013

Irving Penn masterpiece and works of 20th century highlight photographs auction at Heritage

Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), Picasso, Cannes, France, 1957. Gelatin silver, before 1965; 22-1/4 x 22-1/2 inches (56.4 x 57.2 cm). From an edition of 30. Signed, titled, and dated in ink; REF 8395 and Print made before 1965 in ink; with Conde Nast copyright stamp with 1960 and Courtesy of Vogue in ink; limitation stamp Signed silver prints of this negative not exceeding 30 in ink on the verso of the mount. Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000. BEVERLY... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2013

Lisa Fonssagrive in Balenciaga, taken by Irving Penn, 1950

Lisa Fonssagrive in Balenciaga, taken by Irving Penn, 1950
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29 septembre 2012

Irving Penn (B. 1917), 'Ospedale'

Irving Penn (B. 1917), 'Ospedale' - Photo Sotheby's platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted to aluminum, signed, titled, dated, annotated, and editioned '49/54' in pencil and stamped on the reverse, framed, a Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, label on the reverse, 1980, printed in 1981; 19¼ by 11½ in. (48.9 by 29.2 cm.). Estimation: 20,000 - 30,000 USD Sotheby's. Photographs. New York | 03 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com
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28 septembre 2012

Irving Penn, Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicale (B), New York, 2006

Irving Penn, Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicale (B), New York, 2006. Photo Philips de Pury & Company Pigment ink print. 18 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (47 x 52.7 cm) Signed, titled, dated, initialed twice in ink, Irving Penn credit (Courtesy Vogue) copyright reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 9. ESTIMATE $25,000 - 30,000Philips de Pury & Company. Photographs. 2 Occtober 2011. New York. http://www.phillipsdepury.com/
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30 août 2012

Irving Penn, Gustav Klimt, and Vassily Kandinsky are among the names behind the masterpieces at Clars sale

Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), Gelatin silver print, “Vionnet Dress with Fan, New York” 1974, 13″ x 13″, estimate of $20,000 to $40,000.  OAKLAND, CA.- Each September, Clars Auction Gallery presents a two-day sale sourced from distinguished private collections and museums from across the country. The museums that will be represented in this sale include The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey) and the Honolulu Art Museum. This important annual event, which will be held on Saturday and... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2012

Sotheby's sale of photographs offers work by leading 19th, 20th and 21st century masters

Irving Penn, Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1950. Platinum-palladium print, printed 1980, flush-mounted to aluminium board. Image 49,1 x 49,2 cm. Estimate : 45 000 - 65 000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- The Photographs Sale at Sotheby’s France on May 15 will include an exquisite selection of 113 photographs, offering a rich overview of work by leading 19th, 20th and 21st century masters. HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS In addition to the unrivalled photographic album with 9 salt-paper prints, produced by Gustave Le... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2012

Irving Penn, Woman in Balenciaga Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950

Irving Penn, Woman in Balenciaga Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950.  Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company. Gelatin silver print, printed before 1960. 9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (24.1 x 17.5 cm). Signed, titled, dated in ink, credit, 'Photograph by Penn' and Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 13. ESTIMATE $25,000-35,000 - SOLD AT $31,250 PROVENANCE Sotheby's, New York, 26 April 2007, lot 97 ... [Lire la suite]