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Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), "Man in White, Woman in Black (Morocco)", platinum palladium print, printed 1978

Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), "Man in White, Woman in Black (Morocco)", platinum palladium print, printed 1978

Item Description:

Image taken in 1971, printed in June 1978; signed and stamped by the photographer, numbered "€œ16/25"€, titled "€œMan in White, Woman in Black (Morocco)"€ and inscribed "€œRives Paper on Aluminum, Multiple Coating and Printing, 1. Platinum-palladium, 2. Platinum-palladium, Print made June 1978" (verso) in pencil, with the Conde Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (verso): "€œIn addition to 25 numbered prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 12 may exist."€ and "Photograph by Irvin Penn, Copyright 1974 by Irving Penn, Not to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner and Conde Nast Publications Inc."

Penn, Irving. 1974. "€œWorlds in a Small Room."€ Grossman Publishers. p. 80. (depicting the other print of this image)

Galleria Civica d'€™Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy. 1975. "€œI platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia."€ Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 41. (depicting the other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. "€œIrving Penn: Master Images."€ Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 55, cat. 42. (depicting the other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "€œPassage: A Work Record."€ Knopf. p. 200. (depicting the other print of this image)

Lundstrom, Jan-Erik. 1995. "€œIrving Penn fotografier: en donation till mine av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn/Irving Penn Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn."€ Exh. cat. Moderna Museet/Raster Forlag. p. 243. (depicting the other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. "€œIrving Penn: A Career in Photography."€ Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 33, cat. 113, pl. 9.


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Purchased by the current owner at Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, circa 1984


Height 21.5 in.

Width 19.25 in.

About The Artist:

Irving Penn is one of the most celebrated and collected photographers of the 20th century. His versatile body of work, including subjects as diverse as fashion models, floral still lifes, and portraits of ethnic peoples in traditional robes, appeals to a broad range of collectors.

This series of portraits depicting the people of Morocco portrayed with a great deal of ethical and artistic character includes some of Penn's most famous work. Here, Penn printed a traditional portrait using the antiquated and laborious, yet beautiful, platinum printing process. This print is highly desired within the collector market for 20th century photography and modern art.


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Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), "Man in White, Woman in Black (Morocco)", platinum palladium print, printed 1978

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