Mud Glove, New York

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  • Irving Penn, Mud Glove, New York, 1975, printed 1976, platinum-palladium print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1988.83.39, © The Irving Penn Foundation

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
Mud Glove, New York
1975, printed 1976
Not on view
sheet and image: 29 78 × 22 14 in. (75.9 × 56.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

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platinum-palladium print
  • Landscape – New York
  • Dress – accessory – glove
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