Irving Penn photos sold-out at Christie's auction

  • Irving Penn's 2 Guedras, 1972, sold for $314,500 at Christie's.

    Irving Penn's 2 Guedras, 1972, sold for $314,500 at Christie's.

A large collection of photographs owned by Irving Penn’s assistant Patricia McCabe soared to $3.85 million this week, with 70 lots earning 100 percent sell-through rates by lot and by value, at Christie's in New York.

The top lot of the collection was Penn's striking 1977 platinum-palladium print of two Guedra dancers of Goulimine, Morroco, which easily transcended its $40–60,000 estimate to a remarkable $314,500.

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