The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 24, 2024

Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, New York, 1972

Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, New York, 1972

1972
(American, 1917–2009)
Framed: 79.4 x 75 cm (31 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.); Unframed: 50.8 x 50.8 cm (20 x 20 in.)
© 1972 by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Woody Allen posed as Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, and Harpo Marx as well as “playing” himself during this portrait session with Irving Penn.

Description

The portrait setting with comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen was commissioned for Vogue magazine and the results appeared in its pages in 1972. However, at this time Penn was beginning to think of his photographs as not just illustrations but as works of fine art. He began printing certain images using an historical technique of hand-sensitizing artist’s paper with a mixture of platinum and palladium, as in this print.
  • Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz, Cleveland, OH
    March 2, 2020
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Portraiture: American Photography 1960 to the Present. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 1-September 13, 2009).
  • {{cite web|title=Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin, New York, 1972|url=false|author=Irving Penn|year=1972|access-date=24 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.39