Cuzco Children



2015-06-26 10:53:14

Cuzco Children is a photographic work by Irving Penn (1917 - 2009). US born Penn was one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. Cuzco Children

Cuzco Children refers to a photograph taken in 1948 of a brother and sister from the city of Cuzco, in south-east Peru.

The area is perhaps best known as being the capital of the Inca Empire. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1983.

The photograph depicts the siblings leaning confidently against a table and is one of a number of photographs shot by Penn of the brother and sister during the session.

How much are Cuzco Children prints worth?

Penn produced, signed and numbered photographs in editions of 60 or less, which ensures that such pieces are relatively valuable, with some Cuzco Children prints having surpassed $500,000 at auction.

Notable sales

A platinum-palladium print of Cuzco Children , produced in 1971, signed and numbered 16/60 by the artist, sold for $529,000 at a Christie’s auction in New York in April 2008.

A gelatin, signed and numbered silver print, produced in 2002, sold for $60,000 at Phillips de Pury in April 2010.

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