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Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, France

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

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  • A work made of platinum-palladium print.


1957, printed 1973


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Picasso at La Californie, Cannes, France


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1957


Platinum-palladium print


32 of 45


Typed label, verso: “PICASSO [underlined] / Photograph by Irving Penn / Copyright © 1960 by Irving Penn / Not to be reproduced without written / permission of The Conde Nast Publications Inc. / and the copyright owner.”; inscribed verso: “1114 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “Wiggins-Teague Paper on Aluminum / Multiple coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium / Print made 1973”; signed verso: “Irving Penn [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “32/45”; stamped verso: “Hand-coated by the photographer”; stamped and inscribed verso: “In addition to 45 prints of this / image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding 30 may exist.”; stamped verso: “Deacidified.”


Image: 49.6 × 49.6 cm (19 9/16 × 19 9/16 in.); Paper: 63.3 × 55.6 cm (24 15/16 × 21 15/16 in.); Mount: 66.1 × 55.6 cm (26 1/16 × 21 15/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Leigh B. Block

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Copyright The Irving Penn Foundation

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