Four Unggai, New Guinea

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Four Unggai, New Guinea, 1970, printed April/May 1977

Platinum-palladium print, edition 2/18
50.8 x 49.4 cm (image); 63.3 x 55.9 cm (paper); 66 x 55.9 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “152”; inscribed verso: “4 UNGGAI WARRIORS, NEW GUINEA [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 Platinum-palladium / Print made April–May 1977”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “2/18”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 18 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 10 may exist.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “[Copyright information illegible]”; signed and stamped verso Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”.
Gift of David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg, 1991.1269

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “The Intuitive Eye: Photographs from the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Collection,” October 12, 1991–January 12, 1992. (Colin Westerbeck)

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 58, cat. 106, fig. 6.