Onion, Plum, and Garlic, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Onion, Plum, and Garlic, New York, 1993, printed April/June 1994

Platinum-palladium print, edition 11/12
28.9 x 49 cm (image); 37.7 x 59.9 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “3852 .. / .”; inscribed verso: “ONION, PLUM AND GARLIC / (NEW YORK, 1993) [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “11/12”; stamped verso: “Platinum and Palladium print”; stamped and inscribed verso: “HAND COATED BY / THE PHOTOGRAPHER / I.P.”; inscribed verso: “CARRILON PAPER ON ALUMINUM / MULTIPLE COATING AND PRINTING / 1 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / 2 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / 3 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / PRINT MADE APRIL JUNE 1994.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1993 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 12 prints in this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 19 may exist.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.176

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)

Publication History

PaceWildensteinMacGill. 1996. “Fringes.” Exh. cat. PaceWildensteinMacGill Gallery. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 184, cat. 144.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.