Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Still Life with Triangle and Eraser, New York, January 23, 1985, printed 1985

Silver dye-bleach print, edition of 15
59 x 47 cm
Inscribed verso: “STILL LIFE WITH TRIANGLE AND RED ERASER / (NEW YORK, JAN. 23, 1985)”; stamped and inscribed verso: “CIBACHROME PRINT MADE 1985 / IP”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH NOT EXCEEDING 15”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN/ Copyright © 1985 by / IRVING PENN / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / photographer.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.175

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Still Life with Triangle and Eraser, New York

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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

Sobieszek, Robert A. 1988. "The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography." Exh. cat. Harry N. Abrams. p. 150, pl. 109. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 255. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 82, cat. 132, pl. 33.

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

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.