Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1950, printed October 1976
Platinum-palladium print, edition 7/45
37.4 x 35.2 cm (image); 57.2 x 55.7 cm (paper)
Inscribed verso: “GIACOMETTI”; inscribed verso: “P1811 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “ARCHES PAPER [underlined] / Platinum-palladium / Print made October 1976”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “7/45”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1951 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 45 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 20 may exist.”
Restricted gift of Mrs. Leigh B. Block, 1977.907
AIC, “Irving Penn, A Career in Photography,” November 22, 1997–February 1, 1998; traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, State Hermitage Museum, March 1–May 16, 1998; Hamburg, Germany, Deichtorhallen, June 18–September 6, 1998; Munich, Germany, Müchner Stadtmuseum, October 6, 1998–February 21, 1999; San Francisco, California, Friends of Photography/Ansel Adams Center for Photography, November 11, 1999–January 23, 2000; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 25–June 4, 2000; Paris, France, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, September 13–November 5, 2000 (Chicago only). (Colin Westerbeck)
Penn, Irving. 1960. “Moments Preserved.” Simon and Schuster. p. 34. (other print of this image)
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin. 1975. “I platini di Irving Penn: 25 anni di fotografia.” Exh. cat. Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna/Ages Arti Grafiche. p. 23. (other print of this image)
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. 38, cat. 25. (other print of this image)
Penn, Irving. 1991. "Passage: A Work Record." Knopf. p. 83. (other print of this image)
Westerbeck, Colin. 1997. “Irving Penn: A Career in Photography.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bulfinch Press. p. 179, cat. 67.
Greenough, Sarah. 2005. “Irving Penn: Platinum Prints.” Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press. pl. 23. (other print of this image)
Keaney, Magdalene. 2010. "Irving Penn Portraits." Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, London. p. 43, pl. 14. (other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)
Eskildsen, Ute. 2012. "Der Mensch und seine Objekte." Exh. cat. Museum Folkwang/Steidl. p. 109. (other print of this image/variant in gelatin silver)
Marlborough Gallery, New York [then the artist's representative], by September 1977; sold to the Art Institute, 1977.