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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Jasper Johns (D), New York, November 18, 1983, printed 1984

Gelatin silver print, edition of 15
39.3 x 39.1 cm (image); 50.6 x 40.4 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF. 4481”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “JASPER JOHNS / NEW YORK, NOV. 18, 1983 [in a box]”; stamped 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.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 15.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.219

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 (Chicago only). (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. 155, cat. 119. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 249. (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. 179. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 185, cat. 130.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.