Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photography Auction at Christie’s New York

Old Man (Dahomey), 1967 is among the seventy lots scheduled to be sold on Wednesday, April 14th at Christie’s New York for “Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from the Collection of Patricia McCabe.”

Irving Penn (1917-2009) is best known for his work in fashion and ethnographic portrait photography. Penn, an American photographer born in Plainfield, New Jersey, has an international reputation at auction, exhibition, and publication. Other lots in the sale of interest to ADP blog readers are:

Lot 22: Reclining Cameroon Woman (Torso), Chieftain’s Wife, with Typography as a Poster, 1969
platinum-palladium print, printed 1984. Estimate: $25,000 – $35,000

Lot 23: Dahomey Children, 1972
platinum-palladium print, printed 1976. Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000

Lot 51: Five Moroccan Women, 1971
platinum-palladium print, printed 1980. Estimate: $20,000 – $25,000

Lot 56: Four Guedras (Morocco), 1971
platinum-palladium print, printed 1985. Estimate: $40,000 – $60,000

Irving Penn. Old Man (Dahomey), 1967. Lot 55, Christie's Sale 2397 4/14/10