Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Zebra, Prague, 1986, printed 1986

Gelatin silver print, edition of 11
50 x 59.5 cm (image); 55.8 x 65.6 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF. SK98”; inscribed verso: “ZEBRA / NEG. 14F [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1986 by IRVING PENN / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / photographer.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 11.”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPHED AT NARODNI MUSEUM / PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1986”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1986. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.180

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Zebra, Prague

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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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 1989. “Cranium Architecture.” Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 73, cat. 60. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 264. (other print of this image?)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 102, cat. 75. (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. 87. (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. 137.

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.