Jun 12, 2015
By Michael Kramer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is mounting a retrospective of one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers – Irving Penn.
And as an extra-special bonus, the exhibition will feature a gift of more than 150 images from The Irving Penn Foundation – to augment the Met’s current collection of some 145 Penn photographs.
The major retrospective of some 200 images opens April 2017 – to mark the centennial of Penn’s birth.
Over a career spanning 70 years, his fashion and celebrity images often graced the pages of Vogue Magazine – but he was equally well-known for his images of labourers, and his nudes and still lifes.
Penn died in 2009 – at the age of 92.