About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Arata Isozaki, New York, November 20, 1992, printed 1993

Gelatin silver print, edition of 8
35.4 x 35.4 cm (image); 50.3 x 40.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF: 17109”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “ARATA ISOZAKI / (NEW YORK, NOV. 20, 1992), [in a box]”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1992 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1993. I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 8.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.223

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)

London, England, National Portrait Gallery, "Irving Penn Portraits," February 18–May 30, 2010; traveled to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, July 1-September 19, 2010. (Magda Keaney)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 185, cat. 140.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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