About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Mud Glove, New York, 1975

Platinum-palladium print, edition 3/52
151.5 x 112.8 cm (59 5/8 x 44 1/2 in., approx. overall)

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.168

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Irving Penn, A Career in Photography,” November 22, 1997–February 1, 1998; traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, State Hermitage Museum, March 1–May 16, 1998; Hamburg, Germany, Deichtorhallen, June 18–September 6, 1998; Munich, Germany, Müchner Stadtmuseum, October 6, 1998–February 21, 1999; San Francisco, California, Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography, November 11, 1999–January 23, 2000; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 25–June 4, 2000; Paris, France, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, September 13–November 5, 2000. (Colin Westerbeck)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "From Darkroom to Digital: Photographic Variations," November 19–February 26, 2006. (Elizabeth Siegel)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Irving Penn: Underfoot," January 17–May 12, 2013. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 65, cat. 52. (other print of this image/variant in single platinum print)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 223. (other print of this image/variant in four-parts advertising an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 94, cat. 68. (other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)

Lundström, Jan-Erik. 1995. “Irving Penn fotografier: en donation till mine av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn/Irving Penn Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.” Exh. cat. Moderna Museet/Raster Förlag. p. 69. (other print of this image/variant in single platinum print)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 79, cat. 118, pl. 30.

Penn, Irving. 2001. “Still Life.” Bulfinch Press. n.pag. (other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)

Blessing, Jennifer. 2004. "Speaking with Hands: Photography from the Buhl Collection." Exh. cat. Guggenheim Museum Publications/Distributed Art Publishers. p. 131. (other print of this image)

Eskildsen, Ute. 2012. "Der Mensch und seine Objekte." Exh. cat. Museum Folkwang/Steidl. p. 128. (other print of this image/variant in single platinum print)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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