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Ballet Theatre, New York

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


1947, printed January 1977


Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

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Irving Penn


Ballet Theatre, New York


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1947


Platinum-palladium print


7 of 25


Inscribed verso: “BALLET THEATRE / 933 [in a circle]”; inscribed verso: “BF 360 Paper on Aluminum / Multiple Coating and Printing / 1 [in a circle] Platinum / 2 [in a circle] Platinum-palladium”; inscribed and stamped verso: “Print made January 1977 / Deacidified”; inscribed verso: “7/25”; signed and stamped verso: “Irving Penn [in a circle] / Hand-coated by the photographer”; inscribed and stamped verso: “In addition to 25 numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 60 may exist.”; stamped and inscribed verso: “PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1978 by / THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS INC. / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright holder.”


Image: 39.1 × 54.9 cm (15 7/16 × 21 5/8 in.); Paper: 56 × 63.4 cm (22 1/16 × 25 in.); Mount: 56 × 66.1 cm (22 1/16 × 26 1/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Leigh B. Block

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