Three Cretan Women, Crete

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Three Cretan Women, Crete, 1964, printed 1985

Platinum-palladium print, edition 5/19
39.3 x 39.9 cm (image); 63.2 x 55.9 cm (paper)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1996.273

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. 25. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 146. (other print of this image)

Hürlimann, Annemarie. 1994. “Irving Penn: Collection privée/Irving Penn: Privatsammlung.” Exh. cat. Musée d’art et d’histoire/Editions Bentali. p. 60, cat. 38. (other print of this image)

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 179, cat. 94.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 1996.