Italian Still Life (B), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Italian Still Life (B), New York, 1981, printed 1992

Dye imbibition print
50.5 x 42.2 cm (image); 57.8 x 48.9 cm (paper)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.174

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)

AIC, “Irving Penn: A Tribute,” October 31–December 13, 2009. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Szarkowski, John. 1984. "Irving Penn." Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books. pl. 71. (other print of this image/variant with different food arrangement)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 238. (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. 85. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 97, cat. 127, pl. 48.

Penn, Irving. 2001. “Still Life.” Bulfinch Press. n.pag. (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)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.