Le Corbusier, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Le Corbusier, New York, 1947, printed c. 1947

Gelatin silver print, edition of 32
24.6 x 19.5 cm (image); 25.3 x 20.3 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “REF. 2482”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “.. / LE CORBUSIER / NEW YORK, 1947 [in a box]”; signed and stamped verso, center left, in black ink: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “PHOTOGRAH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright (c) 1948—RENEWED 1976 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; inscribed verso, center left, in black ink: “Print made near to date of photograph. / I.P.”; stamped and inscribed verso, center right, in black ink: “SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 32.”; inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: “NEG. 14541P-3.”
Gift of Irving Penn, 2001.103

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Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

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. 16, cat. 3. (other print of this image)

Penn, Irving. 1991. “Passage: A Work Record.” Knopf. p. 37. (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. 141. (other print of this image)

Ownership History

Given by the artist to the Art Institute, 2001.