IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
Colette, 1951
platinum palladium print, mounted on aluminum, printed late 1972
signed, titled, dated with print date, and numbered '26/50' and ‘1069’, with photographer's/Condé Nast copyright credit and reproduction limitation on affixed label, stamped edition information (mount, verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed label (frame backing)
image: 1934 x 1958 in. (50.1 x 49.8 cm.)
sheet: 25 x 22 in. (63.5 x 55.8 cm.)
mount: 26 x 22 in. (66 x 55.8 cm.)
This work is number twenty-six from an edition of fifty.
Christie's, New York, April 25, 1989, lot 544;
acquired from the above by the present owner.
Irving Penn, Moments Preserved, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960, pp. 22-23.
John Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 35.
Irving Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf/Callaway, New York, 1991, p. 111.
Colin Westerbeck, ed., Irving Penn: A Career in Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, cat. no. 76, pl. 89, p. 15
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