Cigarette No. 69, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Cigarette No. 69, New York, 1972, printed April 1975

Platinum-palladium print, edition 3/46
57 x 46.9 cm (image); 63.3 x 56 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “C128 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Single coating, multiple printing / Palladium / Print made April 1975”; inscribed verso: “NEG. NO. 69”; inscribed verso: “3/46”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “DEACIDIFIED”; inscribed verso: “No more than 46 original prints of this picture will ever be made. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1974 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / photographer.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.167

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. (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1977. “Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947–1975.” Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery. n.pag., cat. 39. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 115. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 207. (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. 63. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 35, cat. 115, pl. 11.

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

Penn, Irving. 2004. “A Notebook at Random.” Bulfinch Press. p. 47. (other print of this image)

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo. 2011. “Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue.” Exh. cat. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT/Miyake Design Studio. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Hamiltons Gallery, London. 2012. “Irving Penn: Cigarettes.” Exh. cat. Hamiltons Gallery/Irving Penn Foundation. pl. 13. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.