Four-Eyed Beauty, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Four-Eyed Beauty, New York, c. 1965, printed 1985/86

Silver dye-bleach print, edition of 8
18.2 x 19.1 cm (image); 18.9 x 19.5 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “REF: 15206”; inscribed verso, upper center, in black ink: “.. / FOUR EYED BEAUTY / (NEW YORK, 1960’s) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright (c) 1986 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”; signed and stamped verso, center right, in black ink: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center right, in black ink: “CIBACHROME PRINT MADE 1985-1986”; stamped and inscribed verso, lower center, in black ink: “SIGNED PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH / NOT EXCEEDING 8.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.246

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)

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 94, cat. 90, pl. 45.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.