Still Life with Shoe, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Still Life with Shoe, New York, February 1980, printed September 1981

Platinum-palladium print, edition 1/64
33 x 55.5 cm (image); 40.9 x 60.9 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “.. / AR 1103”; inscribed verso: “STILL LIFE WITH SHOE [in a box] neg. made FEB. 1980”; inscribed verso: “1/64”; inscribed verso: “Platinum-palladium / Strathmore Paper on Aluminum”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1980 by / IRVING PENN”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 64 unnumbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, a number of unsigned silver prints / for reproduction in publications may exist.”; inscribed verso: "Print made September 1981."
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.172

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)

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

Publication History

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1982. “Irving Penn: Recent Still Life: Negatives 1979–1980, Prints in Platinum Metals 1980–1982.” Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery. p. 19, cat. 16. (other print of this image)

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 151. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 232. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 65, cat no. 124, pl. 17.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 2010. “Archæology.” Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery. pl. 6. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.