Irving Penn

Exhibition Overview


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This exhibition is the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since his death. It looks back over his 70-year career, with more than 235 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself, as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings. 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. With his fine arts background, Penn developed a body of visual work that is defined by its elegant simplicity, a taste for minimalism and an astonishing rigour, evident from the studio to the darkroom, where he perfected his unique photographic prints.

Exhibition Highlights


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Irving Penn

Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell)
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Grand Palais - Irving Penn: Exhibition Highlights
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Irving Penn

Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), 1951
gelatin-silver print , 37.5 cm x 365 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation
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