Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Underfoot XII, New York, August/September 2000, printed March 5, 2001

Gelatin silver print, edition of 5
39.2 x 39.5 cm (image); 40 x 46.2 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “REF. 19782”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “··E”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “UNDERFOOT XII / (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 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso, lower right, in black ink: “Print made March 5, 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: “5 SIGNED SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE, WITH VARIATIONS / IP.”
Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation in memory of James Wood, 2011.380

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Underfoot XII, New York

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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.