UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2017 AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART OF NEW YORK, WILL BE PRESENTED THE EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO IRVING PENN (1917-2009), TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE ARTIST'S BIRTH.
During his career the artist’s aesthetic is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, detail and printmaking. The exhibition will include both masterpieces and hitherto unknown prints from all his major series.
The exhibition will explore the following series: street signs, including examples of early work in New York, the American South, and Mexico, fashion and style, with many classic photographs of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, the former dancer who became the first supermodel as well as the artist’s wife; portraits of indigenous people in Peru, portraits of beloved cultural figures from Truman Capote, Joe Louis, Picasso, Colette, Alvin Ailey, Ingmar Bergman and Joan Didion.
The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 199