IP, Photograph of Self (A), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

IP, Photograph of Self (A), New York, February 1993, printed 1994

Gelatin silver print, edition of 24
24.3 x 19.4 cm (image); 25.1 x 20.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “Ref. 17366”; inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “I.P., PHOTOGRAPH OF SELF (A) / N.Y., FEB. 1993 [in a box]”; signed and inscribed verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1994. IP.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright (c) 1993 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH / NOT EXCEEDING 24. / IP:”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.225

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. (Colin Westerbeck)

Publication History

PaceWildensteinMacGill Gallery. 1996. “Fringes.” Exh. cat. PaceWildensteinMacGill Gallery. n.pag. (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. 141.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.