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Ballet Society, New York

A work made of platinum-palladium print.
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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1948, printed June/July 1980


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Ballet Society, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1948


Platinum-palladium print


15 of 15


Inscribed verso: “2617 / .. [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “BALLET SOCIETY [underlined] / Rives Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made June-July 1980.”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “15/15”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1948 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / Hand-coated by the photographer [in a circle]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 15 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding 13 may exist.”


Image: 57.6 × 46.6 cm (22 11/16 × 18 3/8 in.); Paper: 63.3 × 56 cm (24 15/16 × 22 1/16 in.); Mount: 66.1 × 56 cm (26 1/16 × 22 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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