I thought is just a happy coincidence when I stumble, in Stockholm, over a exhibition of Irving Penn cool images. I just love his works therefore, a bigger exhibition, in Paris, a retrospective of the work of one of the greatest photographers sounded wonderful. Meet Irving Penn. (Photo up – view from the exhibition. First frame – Mouth (for L’Oréal), New York, 1986, dye transfer, 1992, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © The Irving Penn Foundation)
2017 marks the centenary of the birth of the photographer (1917-2009).
Celebrating Irving Penn’s centenary year, the exhibition could be see in Paris, at the Grand Palais, from 21st of September 2017 until January 29, 2018. www.grandpalais.fr
Black and White Fashion with Handbag (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © The Irving Penn Foundation / Vogue 1947-1951
At Grand Palais, in Paris, you are going to see…
- more than 235 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself, as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings.
- from the portraits of his muse and wife Lisa Fonssagrives, of Pablo Picasso and Marlene Dietrich, to his vibrant and sensual flowers via his beautiful nudes.
- the Irving Penn exhibition offers a comprehensive vision of the range of genres he worked in: fashion, still life, portraits, nudes, beauty, cigarettes and debris.
- his exhibition is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The Réunion des musées nationaux– Grand Palais, in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation.
Glove and Shoe, New York, 1947, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast / Vogue 1947-1951
A short story about Irving Penn – born 100 years ago, the American photographer, with his eye for nuance, grains and the detail of photography, made a name for himself thanks to his collaborations with Vogue US dating back to 1943, a name that rapidly spread through eminent and distinguished productions seducing the biggest magazines and international labels.
Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1948, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © The Irving Penn Foundation / Classical Portraits, 1948-1962
Girl Drinking (Mary Jane Russell) New York, 1949, The Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast / Vogue 1947-1951
Photography: (c) Irving Pen / courtesy of Grand Palais
5 art weeks at Art Encounters 2017