Still Life with with Onion Skin, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Still Life with with Onion Skin, New York, 1947, printed 1991

Gelatin silver print, edition of 15
12 x 24.4 cm (image); 27.9 x 37.6 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF: 16846”; inscribed verso: “STILL LIFE WITH ONION SKIN / (NEW YORK, 1947) [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1991.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”; stamped and inscribed 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 15. / IP.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.164

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 180, cat. 24.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.