Eugene Ionesco, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Eugene Ionesco, New York, October 21, 1983, printed 1984

Gelatin silver print, edition of 16
39.3 x 39 cm (image); 50.6 x 40.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 2094”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “EUGENE IONESCO / NEW YORK, OCT. 21, 1983 [in a box]”; signed and inscribed verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1984 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1984. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 16.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.218

Copyright Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

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

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. 71, cat. 58. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 36, cat. 129, pl. 12.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.