Irving Penn: Centennial Exhibition @ Met

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an impressive exhibition on Irving Penn, almost 200 photographs are on display until the 30th of July. In collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation
it is the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of the great American photographer.

Irving Penn was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century.

Irving Penn - Centennial Man at The Met Museum in New York City


This exhibition will mark the centennial of the artist's birth. Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Penn (1917–2009) mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. The exhibition follows the 2015 announcement of the landmark promised gift from The Irving Penn Foundation to The Met of more than 180 photographs by Penn, representing every period of the artist's dynamic career with the camera. The gift will form the core of the exhibition, which will feature more than 200 photographs by Penn, including iconic fashion studies of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, the artist's wife; exquisite still lifes; Quechua children in Cuzco, Peru; portraits of urban laborers; female nudes; tribesmen in New Guinea; and color flower studies. The artist's beloved portraits of cultural figures from Truman Capote, Picasso, and Colette to Ingmar Bergman and Issey Miyake will also be featured.
Irving Penn: Centennial -“Rochas Mermaid Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950.” Penn married the model that year. Credit Irving Penn, Condé Nast and Metropolitan Museum of Art

Irving Penn: Centennial is essential for any fan of this artists work or of the history of twentieth-century photography. And even if you can't visit the exhibition you can obtain the indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographs ever compiled—nearly 300 in all—including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published.

Irving Penn - Centennial Man at The Met Museum in New York City - Audrey Hepburn - Yves Saint Laurent
Inside the book Irving Penn - Centennial Man

For more information visit The Met Museum.
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