Irving Penn Underfoot INew York, October 27, 1999

Courtesy of The Irving Penn Foundation

Room 6 in Materials and Objects

Irving Penn

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Irving Penn, Underfoot I, New York, October 27, 1999  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXX New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XX New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXIV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXI New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXVI New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXIX New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXIV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XI, New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXXIII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXIII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XIX New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot III, New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot X, New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXVI New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XIII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXI New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXVIII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XXVII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot V, New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot IV, New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XVI New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XVIII New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot II New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn, Underfoot XIV New York, August-September 2000  2000

Underfoot 2000 is a series of thirty-six black and white photographs that documents detritus on the streets of New York City. Focusing primarily on chewing gum, but also on discarded matches and cigarette butts, the subject matter is enlarged so as to bring fascinating detail into sharp focus. The humble subject of masticated gum adopts unique forms and variations, revealing what former Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Wood has described as ‘the cosmos underfoot’ (quoted at http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/irving-penn-underfoot, accessed 20 July 2017).

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Irving Penn Underfoot I, New York, October 27, 1999 2000

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Irving Penn Underfoot XXX New York, August-September 2000 2000

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Irving Penn Underfoot XXXII New York, August-September 2000 2000

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Irving Penn Underfoot XX New York, August-September 2000 2000

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Irving Penn Underfoot XXXIV New York, August-September 2000 2000

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Irving Penn Underfoot XXXI New York, August-September 2000 2000

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