Mouth (for L'Oréal), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Mouth (for L'Oréal), New York, 1986, printed 1992

Dye imbibition print, edition of 28
47.5 x 46.7 cm (image); 57.8 x 49.4 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: "REF. 16815"; inscribed verso, ".."; inscribed verso: "MOUTH / (NEW YORK, 1986) [in a box]"; stamped and inscribed verso: "PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1986 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / not to be reproduced without / written permission of the copyright owner."; stamped and inscribed verso: "DYE TRANSFER PRINT MADE 1992."; stamped and inscribed verso, "SIGNED, DYE TRANSFER PRINTS OF / THIS IMAGE NOT EXCEEDING 28. / IP"; signed and stamped verso: "Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]."
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.248

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)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 10 Permanent Collection Rotation, November 21, 2015-May 8, 2016.

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 261. (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. 123. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 86, cat. 136, pl. 37.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.