IP, Photograph of Self (C), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

IP, Photograph of Self (C), New York, July 1992, printed October 1994

Gelatin silver print, edition of 17
24.3 x 19.3 cm (image); 25.1 x 20.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “REF 17397”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “I.P. PHOTOGRAPH OF SELF (C) / (NEW YORK, 1992 / JULY [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1992 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer”; inscribed verso: “Print made Oct 1994. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 17. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.224

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)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 184, cat. 139.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta. 2000. “Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection.” Exh. cat. High Museum of Art/Rizzoli. p. 78. (other print of this image)

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo. 2011. “Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue.” Exh. cat. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT/Miyake Design Studio. n.pag. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.