Martha Graham, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Martha Graham, New York, March 20, 1948, printed c. 1948

Gelatin silver print, edition of 12
24.4 x 19.5 cm (image); 25.3 x 20.3 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “MARTHA GRAHAM / (NEW YORK, MAR. 20, 1948) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1984 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 12.”; inscribed verso: “Print made near to date of / photographic sitting. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.200

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)

London, England, National Portrait Gallery, "Irving Penn Portraits," February 18–June 6, 2010.

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 69, cat. 28, pl. 21.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.