In A Career That Spans Than Fifty Years, Photographer Irving Penn Has Created Some Of The Most Arresting Portraits, Influential Fashion Studies, And Provocative Still Lifes Of The Twentieth Century Although Much Of His Work Was Undertaken For Reproduction In Magazines, Since The Early 1960s He Has Also Made A Limited Number Of Platinum Palladium Prints Of His Most Celebrated Photographs A Meticulous Craftsman, Penn Has Experimented Extensively With This Process In Order To Make Prints With Remarkably Subtle, Rich Tonal Ranges And Luxurious Textures Prints That Are, In Fact, The Exact Opposite Of The Neutral Reproductions Of His Photographs That Appear In The Popular Press.Included In This Handsomely Designed And Beautifully Produced Book Are Platinum Palladium Prints Of Some Of Penn S Most Important Photographs Portraits Of Pablo Picasso, David Smith, Saul Steinberg, And Marcel Duchamp Studies Of Indigenous Peoples In New Guinea And Peru Innovative Still Lifes In Addition To Examples Of His Celebrated Fashion Studies. Undoubtedly Irving Penn was one of the most sophisticated and elegant modernists to grace the history of photography His talent to let all of his subjects sparkle as if seen with the eyes of the New World continues to mesmerize This book was published in conjunction with a 2005 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, to celebrate the photographer s donation of one hundred platinum prints to the museum Having started his career as house photographer at Vogue, Penn came to Undoubtedly Irving Penn was one of the most sophisticated and elegant modernists to grace the history of photography His talent to let all of his subjects sparkle as if seen with the eyes of the New
Can be hard to find, but properly printed Low contrast, high detail portraits of wonder.
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- 14 October 2017 Irving Penn