Collection Artwork
Irving Penn (Plainfield, New Jersey, 1917 – 2009, New York, New York)
Portrait of Lillian Hellman
1947
gelatin silver print
image size: 7 x 7 5/8 in.
board size: 16 x 12 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
2015.1.473
Signed on board, lower left, directly below image: For my girl, with the largest amount / of love. Lillian, Dec. 1948.
Signed and dated on board, lower right, directly below image: Irving Penn / 1947

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Borrowed Light:
Selections from the Jack Shear Collection
Exhibition
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Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.