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Irving Penn, Portraits

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Irving Penn (1917–2009) was one of the great photographers of our time. Focusing specifically on his portraits of major cultural figures of the previous seven decades, Irving Penn Portraits was a glorious celebration of his work in this genre.

The exhibition was brought together from major international collections and included over 120 silver and platinum prints, many vintage, ranging from his portraits for Vogue magazine in the 1940s to some of his last work.

Penn photographed an extraordinary range of sitters from the worlds of literature, music and the visual and performing arts. Among those featured in the exhibition were Truman Capote, Salvador Dali, Christian Dior, T.S. Eliot, Duke Ellington, Grace Kelly, Rudolf Nureyev, Al Pacino, Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso and Harold Pinter.

Photographs are drawn from across seven decades, from the celebrated ‘Portrait Series of 1947-8’ to an arresting image of Jasper Johns captured as recently as 2006.

Essay by Magdalene Keaney
Foreword by Sandy Nairne

First Edition. Great Condition.