Issey Miyake Fashion: Face Covered with Hair (A), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Issey Miyake Fashion: Face Covered with Hair (A), New York, May 1991, printed 1994

Gelatin silver print, edition of 16
38.4 x 38.5 cm (image); 50.3 x 40.5 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “..”; inscribed verso: “ISSEY MIYAKE FASHION / FACE COVERED WITH HAIR (A) / (NEW YORK, MAY 1991) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “REF. 17132”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1991 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 16. / I.P.”; stamped verso: “TONED IN SELENIUM”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Print made 1994. / I.P.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.249

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

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 98, cat. 138, pl. 49.

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.