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Lot 119: IRVING PENN, (AMERICAN 1917- 2009), "TWISTED PAPER"

The Forbes Collections

by Freeman's

December 14, 2016

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: IRVING PENN
(american 1917- 2009)
"TWISTED PAPER"
1975. Signed, titled, and dated verso; also with edition notation ''26/69'' and artist''s copyright stamps verso, platinum-palladium print
Sheet size: 29 9/16 x 22 1/4 in. (75 x 56.5cm)
provenance:
Marlborough Galley Inc., New York, New York.
Acquired from the above in 1985.
exhibited:
"Detached Realism: The work of Claudio Bravo and Irving Penn", the Forbes Galleries, New York, February 6 - June 1, 1990.
"Irving Penn: A Collection," the Forbes Galleries, New York, September 12, 2009 - February 6, 2010.
literature:
Irving Penn, Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals - Images 1947-1975, Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., 1977, no. 44 (an exhibition catalogue).
Irving Penn, Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record, Knopf/Callaway, 1991, p. 221.

Condition Report: Archivally framed. With two deckled edges (horizontal) and two torn edges (vertical) and Arches Satine chopmark visible in bottom left corner and watermark visible at top right. Hinged in three places verso along the top horizontal edge.

Paper with fainting light staining and with a faint scuff or possibly pencil mark, approximately 4 inches, running horizontally in the meddle of the sheet, beginning to the left of the image and extending in. With 4 pin prick size pencil marks above the points of each corner of the image in the margin. With a faint stray scuff, 1/4 inch to the top right of the image and small area with skinning and a vertical scuff at the top right vertical edge towards the corner.
In very good original condition.


Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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