IRVING PENN

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FROM 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 TO 29 JAN­UARY 2018 The Grand Palais cel­e­brates the cen­te­nary of the birth of one of the 2Oth cen­tury’s most re­puted pho­tog­ra­phers and ex­plores his many­faceted, ul­tra-mod­ern work. The world’s great­est cre­ative peo­ple – Pi­casso, Yves Saint Lau­rent, Au­drey Hep­burn, Al­fred Hitch­cock, Sal­vador Dali, Alvin Ai­ley – all posed be­fore the lens of this Amer­i­can mas­ter. A fashion photographer who had a fond­ness for the still life genre, he shot the cov­ers of 150 Vogue mag­a­zines over a 50-year pe­riod. His sig­na­ture trait was to use the same neu­tral back­drop, so as to cap­ture the per­son­al­ity of his mod­els. Be­fore ad­mir­ing his work for Vogue, the ret­ro­spec­tive starts with his pho­tos of New York and the war in Europe. It then ex­hibits 240 pho­tos span­ning his ca­reer. Teenage selfie-freaks will rel­ish the work of this in­ge­nious por­taitrist. Grand Palais, 3, Av­enue du Général Eisen­hower, 75008 Paris, grand­palais.fr 1. Irving Penn, After-Din­ner Games [Jeux pour après-dîner], New York, 1947, dye trans­fer, 1985. The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foun­da­tion © Condé Nast 2. Irving Penn, Al­fred Hitch­cock, New York, 1947, épreuve gélati­noar­gen­tique. The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foun­da­tion © The Irving Penn Foun­da­tion

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