November 2, 2014

Irving Penn's Girl Behind Wine Bottle Photograph


Irving Penn "Girl Behind Wine Bottle" 1949
In 1949, Irving Penn shot, what would become, one of his most legendary black & white photographs.  Titled "Girl Behind Wine Bottle", Irving Penn's photograph captured Jean Patchett in New York City doing her effortlessly elegant thing behind a bottle of unlabeled red wine.  Her left hand holding out a classic 1950s cigarette holder.  A gentleman strikes a match and offers her a light.  This photograph was taken by Irving Penn in 1949 while on assignment for Vogue Magazine. This iconic Irving Penn photograph has become a documents of an era when style did matter.