Irving Penn, Ginkgo Leaves, New York, 1990 dye transfer print 22-3/4" × 19-3/8" (57.8 cm × 49.2 cm), image and paper signed, titled, dated and annotated verso with stamps and pencil Edition of 22
Irving Penn, Ginkgo Leaves, New York, 1990 dye transfer print 22-3/4" × 19-3/8" (57.8 cm × 49.2 cm), image and paper signed, titled, dated and annotated verso with stamps and pencil Edition of 22 
Irving Penn, Eye In Keyhole, New York, 1953 dye transfer print mounted to board 19-5/8" × 13-1/4" (49.8 cm × 33.7 cm), image 20-1/2" × 14" (52.1 cm × 35.6 cm), paper 22-5/8" × 16-1/4" (57.5 cm × 41.3 cm), mount signed, titled, dated and annotated verso with stamps and ink Edition of 17
Irving Penn, Fish Made of Fish, New York, 1939 platinum palladium print mounted to aluminum 10-1/2” x 19-3/4” (26.7 cm x 50.2 cm), image 16-1/8” x 24” (40.9 cm x 61 cm), paper and mount signed, titled, dated and annotated verso with stamps and pencil Edition of 40 (in this format)

Irving Penn

07/01/2021 - 13/02/2021

PACE GALLERY 
537 West 24th Street 
 
NY 10011 New York

www.pacegallery.com   

 
This exhibition of nearly thirty photographs spanning the 1940s to the 2000s explores Irving Penn’s notion of “photographism,” a neologism that Penn coined but never defined. Its etymology suggests that Penn’s photography drew from different mediums: the graphic fine arts, such as drawing and painting; the graphic design of commercial print media; and writing, particularly of a nature rich in “graphic details.” The exhibition proposes that photographism was Penn’s stylistic approach—a type of photography marked by an arresting clarity born from the crosspollination of media.