Irving Penn, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz Originals Highlight Photography Event at Heritage Auctions


NEW YORK, NY.- Irving Penn’s Harlequin Dress, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950, a Platinum-Palladium print from 1979, an acknowledged masterpiece from one of the greatest fashion photographers to ever pick up a camera, is expected to bring $150,000+ to lead Heritage Auctions‘ May 2 Signature Vintage & Contemporary Photography Auction, taking place at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th Street. This legendary image is accompanied by four more Penn images in the auction, including Penn’s Woman in Dior Hat with Martini (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1952, a Gelatin Silver print, estimated at $30,000+. “The five Penn photographs in this auction underscore the overall quality that we’ve assembled for this auction,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “Without a doubt this is our deepest Photography auction yet and I believe that collectors have noticed and will respond accordingly to the quality of the material.” H