Arshile Gorky & Wifredo Lam (B), New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Arshile Gorky & Wifredo Lam (B), New York, July 17, 1946, printed January 26, 1999

Gelatin silver print, edition of 11
24.2 x 19.4 cm (image); 25.1 x 20.2 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “REF. 18454,” inscribed verso, upper center, in black ink: “.. / ARSHILE GORKY AND WILFREDO LAM B [in a circle] / (NEW YORK, JULY 17, 1946) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright (c) 1999 by Irving Penn / Courtesy of Vogue / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; signed, stamped, and inscribed verso, lower left, in black ink: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle] / Print made Jan. 26, 1999. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso, center right, in black ink: “SIGNED PRINTS OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH / NOT EXCEEDING 11. / I.P.”; stamped verso, lower center, in black ink: “TONED IN: SELENIUM”; stamped verso, lower center, in black ink: “HYPO ELIMINATED.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 2001.96

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

London, England, National Portrait Gallery, "Irving Penn Portraits," February 18–June 6, 2010.

Publication History

Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 136, fig. 7. (other print of this image/variant showing different pose)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 2001.