Single Oriental Poppy (A), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Single Oriental Poppy (A), New York, 1968, printed May/June 1987

Platinum-palladium print, edition 2/12
44 x 53 cm (image); 51.7 x 65 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “.. / 3351”; inscribed verso: “Single Oriental Poppy / NEW YORK, 1968 [in a box]”; 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 May-June 1987”; inscribed verso: “2/12”; inscribed verso: “In addition to 12 signed platinum-palladium prints / of this image, there are also 17 signed dye transfer prints. I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1980 by Irving Penn, Courtesy of Vogue / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / photographer.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle].”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.166

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)

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1980. "Flowers." Harmony Books. pp. 22-23. (other print of this image/variant in color)

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. 52, cat. 39. (other print of this image/variant in color)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 179. (other print of this image/variant in color)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 71, cat. 48. (other print of this image/variant in color)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 85, cat. 103, pl. 36.

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

Ciuha, Delia and Raphael Bouvier. 2005. "Blumenmythos: von Vincent van Gogh bis Jeff Koons [Flower Myth: Vincent van Gogh to Jeff Koons]." Exh. cat. Foundation Beyeler/Edition Minerva. p. 139, pl. 123. (other print of this image/variant in color)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.