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Sitting Nude Rear, New York

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


1993, printed June 1994


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Sitting Nude Rear, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1993


Platinum-palladium print


3 of 6


Inscribed verso: “../3936”; inscribed verso: “SITTING NUDE REAR / (NEW YORK, 1993) [in a box]”; stamped and inscribed verso: “HAND COATED BY / THE PHOTOGRAPHER / IP:”; stamped verso: “Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “RIVES 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”; inscribed verso: “3/6”; stamped verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1994 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner.”; inscribed verso: “Print made June 1994”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 6 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals / unnumbered, but signed, silver / prints not exceeding a total of 18 may exist. / IP”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn / IRVING PENN [in a circle].”


Image: 47 × 47 cm (18 9/16 × 18 9/16 in.); Paper/mount: 61.5 × 54.3 cm (24 1/4 × 21 7/16 in.)

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Gift of Irving Penn

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