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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Pear (C), New York, 1993, printed June/July 1994

Platinum-palladium print, edition 8/11
29 x 49 cm (image); 39.8 x 59.7 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “3924 / ..” inscribed verso: “PEAR (C) / (NEW YORK, 1993) [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “8/11”; stamped verso: “Platinum and Palladium print”; stamped and inscribed verso: “HAND COATED BY / THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ I.P.”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “BIENFANG PAPER ON ALUMINUM / PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / PRINT MADE JUNE–JULY 1994”; stamped 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 11 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but singed, silver prints not exceeding a total of ZERO may exist. / IP.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle].”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.177

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)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 151, cat. 145, pl. 84.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.