Irving Penn’s Harlequin Dress brings $131,450 as top lot in Heritage Auctions New York Photography sale

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Irving Penns Harlequin Dress brings $131,450 as top lot in Heritage Auctions New York Photography sale

The work of Irving Penn proved irresistible to a passionate collector on May 2 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion as the famed photographer’s Harlequin Dress, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950, brought $131,450 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $697,000+ Signature® Vintage & Contemporary Photography Auction. All prices quoted include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. Irving Penn's photograph Harlequin Dress, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950, brought $131,450 at Heritage Auctions. “This image dates directly from the very peak period of Penn’s powers as a fashion photographer,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President at Heritage Auctions. “It features his wife, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, herself one of the top models of the day, in a

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