Two Thin Women, New Guinea

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Two Thin Women, New Guinea, May 1970, printed March 1984

Platinum-palladium print, edition 10/19
33.7 x 33.4 cm (image); 60.8 x 50.8 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “3149 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “2 THIN NEW GUINEA WOMEN / NEW GUINEA, MAY 1970 [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made March 1984.”; stamped verso; “Deacidified”; signed and stamped verso: “Hand-coated  /Irving Penn [in a circle] / IRVING PENN”; inscribed verso: “10/19”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1984 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.270

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. 61, cat. 110, fig. 7.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.