Underfoot XXXI, New York

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Underfoot XXXI, New York, August/September 2000, printed January 16, 2001

Gelatin silver print, edition of 10
49.5 x 49 cm (image); 56.3 x 50 cm (paper)
Stamped and inscribed verso, upper left, in black ink: “Ref. 19941”; inscribed verso, center in black ink: “·· E”; inscribed verso, center, in black ink: “UNDERFOOT XXXI / (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 veros, lower right, in black ink: “Print made Jan. 16, 2001. / IP:”; signed verso, lower center, in black ink: “Irving Penn [in a circle]; 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: “10. SINGED SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE, WITH VARIATIONS / IP.”
Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation in memory of James Wood, 2011.399

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.

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

Publication History

Penn, Irving. 2004. "A Notebook at Random." Bulfinch Press, New York. p. 35. (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.