Irving Penn (1917 - 2009) counts as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. In the course of a career that spanned 70 years, he succeeded in creating an unparalleled blend of contemporary photography and fine art. The C/O Berlin now dedicates a major retrospective to the American artist’s oeuvre: Irving Penn . Centennial opens tonight at 19.00, and will be on display at the C/O Berlin until 1 July.
The showcase of around 240 prints was curated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation. A comprehensive monograph, published by Schirmer/Mosel, accompanies the exhibition.
Irving Penn initially studied design, before gaining international acclaim as a portrait and fashion photographer in the 1950s. Penn’s subjects included famous personalities such as Pablo Picasso and Miles Davis, as well as his wife and muse, Lisa Fonssagrives. His work is represented in countless exhibitions, museums and collections around the world.
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