New York Still Life

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

New York Still Life, 1947, printed August/September 1978

Platinum-palladium print, edition 48/65
45 x 58.5 cm (image); 55.9 x 63 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “1746 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “NEW YORK STILL LIFE”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium”; inscribed verso: “Print made August-September 1978”; inscribed verso: “48/65”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright ©1947 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright holder.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 65 numbered prints in platinum metals, unnumbered prints not exceeding a total of 20 may exist.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.162

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

AIC, "A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today," July 11–September 20, 2009. (Christopher Monkhouse)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 120. (other print of this image)

Thornton, Gene. 1976. "Masters of the Camera: Stieglitz, Steichen and their Successors." Exh. cat. American Federation of Arts/Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 124-25. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 73. (other print of this image)

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. 15, cat. 2. (other print of this image/published as “Still Life with Food, New York”)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 39. (other print of this image)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 25, cat. 8. (other print of this image)

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. 55. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 181, cat no. 21.

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

Greenough, Sarah. 2005. “Irving Penn: Platinum Prints.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press. pl. 6. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.