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Onion, Plum, and Garlic, New York

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1993, printed April/June 1994


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Onion, Plum, and Garlic, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1993


Platinum-palladium print


11 of 12


Inscribed verso: “3852 .. / .”; inscribed verso: “ONION, PLUM AND GARLIC / (NEW YORK, 1993) [in a box]”; inscribed verso: “11/12”; stamped verso: “Platinum and Palladium print”; stamped and inscribed verso: “HAND COATED BY / THE PHOTOGRAPHER / I.P.”; inscribed verso: “CARRILON PAPER ON ALUMINUM / MULTIPLE COATING AND PRINTING / 1 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / 2 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / 3 [in a circle] PLATINUM-PALLADIUM / PRINT MADE APRIL JUNE 1994.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1993 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of / photographer.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 12 prints in this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 19 may exist.”


Image: 28.9 × 49 cm (11 7/16 × 19 5/16 in.); Paper: 37.7 × 59.9 cm (14 7/8 × 23 5/8 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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