IRVING PENN - Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), New York, 1951, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Donation from the Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast
IRVING PENN - Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), New York, 1951, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Donation from the Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast 

Irving Penn

21/09/2017 - 29/01/2018

Grand Palais 
Avenue Winston Churchill 
 
75008 Paris


 
This year celebrates the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. In partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Grand Palais pays homage to this talented artist, renowned for his photographs of major figures including Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent,
Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, etc. His work is characterized by an elegant simplicity and remarkable rigor, from the studio to print, to which Penn accords meticulous attention. Always faithful to studio photography, he created in each portrait, a veritable intimacy with his model, which costitutes Irving's signature. This exhibition is organized with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, in collaboration with- The Irving Penn Foundation.