[Irving Penn]. Edited by Colin Westerbeck. Texts by Martin Harrison, Issey Miyake et al.
The Art Institute of Chicago in association with Bulfinch Press. Boston. 1997. First edition. Signed by Irving Penn to half-title and with Penn's inscription - 'To Marguerite and Mark Littman,'. Hardback, quarto; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 192 pages. 193 illustrations, including 19 in colour, 80 in tritone, and 94 in duotone. English. 315 x 250mm. 1.5kg. . Fine, in fine dust jacket; slight yellowing to page edges.
In 1995, Irving Penn donated his professional archives, along with a set of prints, to The Art Institute of Chicago. Following this, a major exhibition was staged to survey the work of this great twentieth-century photographer. This is the resulting catalogue. Penn's photographs across many different genres and periods are illustrated here, including his fashion, portraiture, nudes, still life, advertising, and ethnographic work. This copy is inscribed by Penn to Marguerite and Mark Littman. Marguerite was an American socialite and AIDS campaigner, as well as being the likely inspiration for her friend Truman Capote's Holly Golightly.
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