Alexander Calder

Irving Penn
1946 (negative), before 1959 (print)
Gelatin silver print on paper.
Image: 12 11/16 x 10 9/16 inches (32.2 x 26.9 cm); Sheet: 13 7/8 x 11 inches (35.3 x 28 cm)
Purchased as the gift of Richard L. Menschel and with the support of The Horace W. Goldsmith Fund for Americana and The Margaret T. Morris Fund.
Irving Penn.
Verso: signed and stamped in black ink, center [encircled]: Irving Penn / IRVING PENN; inscribed in graphite, upper right: N P; stamped in black ink and inscribed in graphite, upper left: REF. 2028; inscribed in black ink, upper center [in rectangular border]: ALEXANDER CALDER / CONNECTICUT, DEC 11, 1946; stamped and inscribed in black ink, center: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1960 by Irving Penn, COURTESY OF / VOGUE / Not to be reproduced without / written permission of the / copyright owner and / THE CONDE NASTE PUBLICATIONS INC.; inscribed in black ink, center: Early print, before 1959. / I.P.; stamped and inscribed in black ink, center right: SIGNED, SILVER PRINTS OF / THIS NEGATIVE NOT EXCEEDING 14.

Edition of 14.
The artist identifies this image as number 1 out of 3 portraits he made of Calder.

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