Underfoot I, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Underfoot I, New York, October 27, 1999, printed April 6, 2001

Gelatin silver print, edition of 8
55.8 x 44.5 cm (image); 60.5 x 49.2 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink or graphite: “REF. 19697”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “·· E”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “UNDERFOOT I / (NEW YORK, OCT. 27, 1999) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright ©1999 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer”; signed and stamped verso, lower right, in black ink: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: “Print made April 6, 2001. / I.P.”; stamped verso, lower center, in black ink: “TONED IN: SELENIUM”; stamped and inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: “VASILIOS ZATSE COLLABORATED CLOSELY / IN MAKING THE PRINT / IP”; inscribed and stamped verso, lower right, in black ink: “8 SIGNED SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE WITH VARIATIONS / IP.”
Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation in memory of James Wood, 2011.369

Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Underfoot: Photographs by Irving Penn," July 10–November 28, 2004; traveled to San Francisco, California, Fraenkel Gallery, January 6–March 5, 2005; and New York, New York, Pace/MacGill Gallery, October 6–November 5, 2005 (Philadelphia and San Francisco only).

AIC, "Irving Penn: Underfoot," January 17–May 12, 2013. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

Publication History

Fraenkel, Jeffrey and Frish Brandt. 2010. "Furthermore." Exh. cat. Fraenkel Gallery/Distributed Art Publishers. pl. 73. (other print of this image?)

Ownership History

Estate of the artist; by descent to the artist's son, Tom Penn [who is also the executive director of The Irving Penn Foundation]; given by the Foundation to the Art Institute, 2011.