Man in White, Woman in Black, Morocco

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Man in White, Woman in Black, Morocco, 1971, printed February 1977

Platinum-palladium print, edition 11/25
55.8 x 49.8 cm (image); 62.8 x 55.9 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “MAN IN WHITE, WOMAN IN BLACK”; inscribed verso: “1384 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “11/25”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Alumninum / Multiple coating and printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made February 1977”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1974 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NAST PUBICATIONS INC.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 25 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 12 may exist.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.272

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

Penn, Irving. 1974. “Worlds in a Small Room.” Grossman Publishers. p. 80. (other print of this image)

Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin. 1975. “I platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia.” Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 41. (other print of this image)

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. “Irving Penn: Master Images.” Exh. cat. National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 55, cat. 42. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 200. (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. 243. (other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 33, cat. 113, pl. 9.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.