About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Young Woman in a Net (Miyake Design), New York, December 1993, printed April 1994

Platinum-palladium print, edition 6/13
image size: 24 1/2 x 21 in.; object size: 24 1/2 x 21 in.
Inscribed verso: “.. / YOUNG WOMAN IN A NET / (MIYAKE DESIGN) / (NEW YORK, DEC. 1993) [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “REF. 3806”; inscribed verso: “6/13”; inscribed verso: “RIVES PAPER ON ALUMINUM / MULTIPLE COATING AND PRINTING / 1 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / 2 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / PRINT MADE APRIL 1994”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1993 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “Platinum and Palladium print / HAND COATED BY / THE PHOTOGRAPHER / I.P. / Deacidified”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 13 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 9 may exist. / I.P.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.250

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

AIC, “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)

AIC, “Irving Penn: A Tribute,” October 31–December 13, 2009. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 38, cat. 142, pl. 14.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo. 2011. “Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue.” Exh. cat. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT/Miyake Design Studio. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.




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