Marcel Duchamp, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Marcel Duchamp, New York, April 30, 1948, printed 1984

Gelatin silver print, edition of 20
24.4 x 18.8 cm (image); 25.2 x 19.8 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “MARCEL DUCHAMP (WITH PIPE IN MOUTH) / NEW YORK, APRIL 30, 1948 [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “REF. 9262”; 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 signed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 20.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1984. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.203

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 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)

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

Publication History

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1977. “Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947–1975.” Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery. n.pag., cat. 88. (other print of this image/variant showing different pose)

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. 113, cat. 77. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 57. (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. 157. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 67, cat. 32, pl. 19.

PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York. 1999. “New and Unseen/Process.” Exh. cat. PaceWildenstein Gallery. p. 53. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.