Guedras in the Wind, Morocco

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Guedras in the Wind, Morocco, 1971, printed November 1980

Platinum-palladium print, edition 7/32
44.5 x 44.5 cm (image); 60.6 x 55.9 cm (paper); 63.4 x 55.9 cm (mount)
Inscribed verso: “1467 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “GUEDRAS IN THE WIND [underlined] / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Platinum-palladium / Print made November 1980.”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1978 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATINS INC.”; inscribed verso: “7/32”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 32 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 0 may exist.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.271

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

Penn, Irving. 1974. “Worlds in a Small Room.” Grossman Publishers. p. 83. (other print of this image)

Nash, Graham. 1978. "The Graham Nash Collection." Exh. cat. de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum/Nash Press. p. 10, fig. 3. (other print of this image)

Olvey, Maggie and Suzanne Williamson. 1994. "Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection." Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts/Distributed Art Publishers. p. 102. (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. 227. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 160, cat. 112, pl. 93.

Penn, Irving. 2004. “A Notebook at Random.” Bulfinch Press. p. 59. (other print of this image)

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich. 2011. “Irving Penn: Ethnos.” Exh. cat. Bernheimer Fine Art Photography. pl. 28. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.