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    IRVING PENN (American, 1917-2009)
    Still Life with Watermelon, New York, 1947
    Dye-transfer
    23-7/8 x 19-3/4 inches (60.6 x 50.2 cm)
    Signed in ink with Penn/Condé Nast copyright stamp mount verso.


    LITERATURE:
    I. Penn, Moments Preserved, New York, 1960, p. 117;
    J. Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, pl. 63;
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, New York, 1991, p. 41;
    I. Penn, Still Life, New York, 2001, unpaginated (another example illustrated, all of the above).


    More information about IRVING PENN, also known as Penn, Irving, Irving Penn.

    Condition Report*: Dry-mounted to non-archival board to an overall size of 29-7/8 x 25-5/8 inches, then matted to an overall size of 33 x 28-1/2 inches; toning along extreme paper edges; there appears to be a linear craquelure effect throughout the composition visible under raking light, with a cluster of 15-inch long diagonal lines from upper left to lower right corner that resemble light surface scratches but may be associated cracks in emulsion; small surface dimple near the upper right corner visible under raking light. Framed Dimensions 38.25 X 33.625 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    April, 2014
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