Mud Glove, New York

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Exhibition Label
Irving Penn was one of the most important and influential photographers of the twentieth century. In a career that spanned almost seventy years, Penn worked across multiple genres from celebrity portraits to fashion, from still lives to images of native cultures in remote places of the world. Throughout his career Penn also worked on a series of photographs of discarded objects: things that had been lost, neglected, or misused. Printed in platinum, these detailed photographs of objects such as a lost glove found in the gutter are Penn’s photographic memento mori, offering beauty compromised by age or disuse.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Mud Glove, New York
Artist
Date
1975, printed 1976
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and image: 29 7/8 × 22 1/4 in. (75.9 × 56.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
platinum-palladium print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – glove
  • Landscape – New York
Object Number
1988.83.39
Linked Open Data
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