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All Current Exhibitions Irving Penn: Centennial

2017-07-26 11:41:14  source: The Met [Reprint]  author:   editor: 斫子 Su Yuezhuo
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The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of the great American photographer Irving Penn (1917–2009), this exhibition marks the centennial of the artist's birth. Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Penn 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 150 photographs by Penn, representing every period of the artist's dynamic career with the camera. The gift forms the core of the exhibition, which features 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 are also featured. Rounding out the exhibition are photographs by Penn that entered The Met collection prior to the promised gift.

Alfred Hitchcock, New York May 23, 1947.jpg

Alfred Hitchcock, New York May 23, 1947

Audrey Hepburn, Paris 1951.jpg

Audrey Hepburn, Paris 1951

Charles James, New York February 28, 1948, printed June 2002.jpg

Charles James, New York February 28, 1948, printed June 2002

Cuzco Children December 1948, printed 1968.jpg

Cuzco Children December 1948, printed 1968

Elsa Schiaparelli, New York March 29, 1948, printed ca. 1948.jpg

Elsa Schiaparelli, New York March 29, 1948, printed ca. 1948

Dusek Brothers, New York ca. 1948.jpg

Dusek Brothers, New York ca. 1948

George Jean Nathan and H.L. Mencken, New York 1947.jpg

George Jean Nathan and H.L. Mencken, New York 1947

Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), New York 1951, printed ca. 1951.jpg

Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), New York 1951, printed ca. 1951

Joe Louis, New York February 15, 1948, printed July 9, 1948.jpg

Joe Louis, New York February 15, 1948, printed July 9, 1948

Naomi Sims in Scarf, New York ca. 1969, printed 1985.jpg

Naomi Sims in Scarf, New York ca. 1969, printed 1985

Pulquería Decoration, Mexico 1942.jpg

Pulquería Decoration, Mexico 1942

Salad Ingredients, New York 1947, printed 1984.jpg

Salad Ingredients, New York 1947, printed 1984

Still Life with Watermelon, New York 1947, printed 1985.jpg

Still Life with Watermelon, New York 1947, printed 1985

The Twelve Most Photographed Models, New York 1947.jpg

The Twelve Most Photographed Models, New York 1947

Two Quechuan Indians, Cuzco December 1948, printed 1949.jpg

Two Quechuan Indians, Cuzco December 1948, printed 1949

W La Libertà, Italy 1945, printed July 9, 2001.jpg

W La Libertà, Italy 1945, printed July 9, 2001

Woman with Three Tribesmen, New Guinea 1970, printed 1984.jpg

Woman with Three Tribesmen, New Guinea 1970, printed 1984

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