Lot 111: IRVING PENN, (AMERICAN 1917-2009), "COLETTE"
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
1960, printed January 1977. Signed, dated ''January 1977'', numbered ''11/50'' in pencil on reverse of mount, (there were also 25 signed and unnumbered silver prints), platinum-palladium print flush mounted on aluminum
Image size: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (38 x 38cm)
Mount: 26 x 22 in. (66 x 55.9cm)
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, sale of November 2, 1979, lot 664.
Paper ever so slightly toned, with faint light and mat staining. Hinged to the mat from the back with linen tape in 4 places verso, twice along each vertical edge. Not examined detached from its mat.
With a light brown smudge the size and shape of a thumbprint in the middle of the left hand margin, and a stray pencil mark in the middle of this area. Another fingerprint visible in the middle of the bottom horizontal margin as well. Various faint scuffs present throughout the image area and margins, unobtrustive generally, for example, one in the shape of an upside down U, measuring 1/2 inch in the upper right corner of the image.
Extreme top horizontal edge exhibits skinning along its entirety and with minor wear variously along the bottom horizontal edge. For example, there is crinkling/bunching along the extreme edge in three places - 1 measures 1/2 inch, the other two approx 1/4 in.
Overall in fine original condition.
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