Isamu Noguchi, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Isamu Noguchi, New York, December 20, 1983, printed 1984

Gelatin silver print, edition of 19
38.4 x 38.3 cm (image); 50.4 x 50.5 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “.. REF 13691”; inscribed verso: “ISAMU NOGUCHI (B) / (NEW YORK, DEC. 20, 1983) [in a box]; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1984 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VANITY FAIR / 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 19.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1984. / IP.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.220

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)

AIC, "Photographs by the Score: Personal Visions Twenty-Some Years Apart," October 7, 2006–January 14, 2007. (David Travis)

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. 156, cat. 120. (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. 183. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 184, cat. 131.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.