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Inscription

center verso in graphite: AR 573 (circled) / Composition of Ten Pieces (in square) 12/51 / neg. made Dec. 1979 / Platinum-palladium / Strathmore Paper on Aluminum / Print made February 1981; center verso: artist's copyright stamp with graphite addition: 1981; stamp: Hand-coated by the photographer; with graphite addition: Irving Penn (circled); lower center verso: stamp: In addition to 51 (graphite addition) numbered prints of this image / in platinum metals, a number of unsigned silver prints / for reproduction in publications may exist.; upper right in graphite: DD.

Provenance

Irving Penn; gift to NGA, 2002.