Irving Penn | 1917-2009

Penn's 1948 photograph of two impoverished Peruvian youngsters, titled "Cuzco Children," sold for $529,000 in 2008, setting a world auction record. It was one of his "platinum-palladium" prints, a meticulous and costly process that involves repeated printings of a negative on one piece of paper to create an extraordinary depth and richness.
©1948 Irving Penn / Christie's
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