Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Still life with Watermelon, NY

$ 185,000
  • Description
    Technical data on how Penn did it: Camera: 8 x 10 Deardoff View Camera, Lens: 12" Goerz Dagor f.6.8, Film: Kodachrome Type B sheet film, Overhead multiple-source tungsten light, Exposure: 5 minutes at f/64
    The reason why photographers did such long exposures in classic photography was of the depth of field issues. Penn used a large view camera and to get an ultimate depth of field to create uniform sharpness and resolution from foreground to background required a very low aperture. For example, if Penn focused on the bread in the foreground the lemon in the background would not be share. Additionally, he corrected perspective in the management of swings and tilts
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Dye Transfer Print
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1947
    Styles / Movements: Color
    Book References: Literature: Szarkowki, Irving Penn Irving Penn: Passages
    Catalog References: Printed 1985 One from an edition of 21 dye transfer prints Phillips de Pury Collection of Alain Dominique Perrin Acid Free Matted but unframed
    Incollect Reference #: 171055
  • Dimensions
    W. 17 in; H. 21.2 in;
    W. 43.18 cm; H. 53.85 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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