Looking for Irving Penn's "Girl in Bed on the Telephone"

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  1. Ian Leake

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    Does anyone know of a book which has a Irving Penn's "Girl in Bed on the Telephone" in it? I'd like to get hold of a copy. And does anyone know when it was made and who the model was?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Ian,

    Here is a start:

    "Irving Penn, “Girl in Bed on Telephone (Jean Patchett), New York”, (1949), gelatin silver print, ‘print made near to date of photograph’ signed, initialed, titled, dated on the reverse, 19 3/8 by 15 inches. [CHRISTIE’S, Sale N08164, “20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS / Elfering”, October 10, ’05, Lot #92]. Estimate: $40,000 – 60,000 / Sold: $192,000."
    http://www.artcritical.com/appel/BAFall2005.htm

    John Powers
     
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    Ian,

    There is a small image, 3 ¼ inch x 4 1/8 inch, on page 91,
    "Passage, a work record", Irving Penn, Knopf, 1991

    John Powers
     
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    Thanks John. I don't think I'll be buying an original an original print anytime soon! I'll look for the book :smile:
     
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    Ian,

    The photo you seek is in this book:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Century-Pho...r_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214629623&sr=8-16

    Good luck. Amazon seems to have temporary sold out, but you may be able to find it at a local bookstore. Not a large book in terms of size, it is over 700 pages, is a superb compilation, and priced very nicely.

    There is a much more abridged version of this book, but make sure you buy the one over 700 pages.
     
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    Thanks Shawn. I'll take a look for this one (I have a copy of the abridged version).
     
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    There's never going to be anyone as great as Penn....... and a nice man too.
     
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