Underfoot VI, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Underfoot VI, New York, August/September 2000, printed February 23, 2001

Gelatin silver print, edition of 6
49.3 x 48.9 cm (image); 56.4 x 50.1 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “REF. 19732”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “··E”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “UNDERFOOT VI / (NEW YORK, AUG–SEPT. 2000) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 2000 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”; inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: “Print made Feb. 23, 2001. / I.P.”; stamped verso, lower center, in black ink: “TONED IN: SELENIUM”; stamped and inscribed verso, lower right, center, in black ink: “VASILIOS ZATSE COLLABORATED CLOSELY / IN MAKING THE PRINT / IP”; inscribed and stamped verso, lower right, in black ink: “6 signed silver prints of this negative, with variations / IP.”
Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation in memory of James Wood, 2011.374

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.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Irving Penn: Underfoot," January 17–May 12, 2013. (Matthew S. Witkovsky)

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.