About This Artwork

Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Six Street Boys, Cuzco, 1948, printed 1949

Gelatin silver print, edition of 11
28.5 x 26.9 cm (image); 35.3 x 27.9 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “3521”; inscribed verso: “SIX STREET BOYS / CUZCO, PERU, 1948 [in a box]”; stamped verso: “COPYRIGHT / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC.”; stamped verso: “Photograph by PENN”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright ©1985 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 11.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1949. / I.P.”

Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.260

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, "Far from Home: Photography, Travel, and Inspiration," January 20–May 6, 2007. (Elizabeth Siegel and Newell G. Smith)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 10, cat. 40, fig. 2.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.

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