Shine Parlor, American South

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Shine Parlor, American South, 1941, printed 1990

Gelatin silver print, edition of 10
21.5 x 26.7 cm (image/paper); 28 x 35.5 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 15867”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “SHINE PARLOR / (AMERICAN SOUTH) / 1941 [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1990. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1985 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without written permission of / photographer.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 10. / 1.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.188

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. (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 182, cat. 9.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.