Picture Per­fect Penn

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The Grand Palais is host­ing a ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive de­voted to Irv­ing Penn, who is re­garded as one of the great­est pho­tog­ra­phers of the 20th cen­tury. Fea­tur­ing over 240 pho­to­graphic prints, all pro­duced by the artist him­self, and a se­lec­tion of graphic works, the show takes a look at 70 years of the Amer­i­can artist’s ca­reer. The full range of sub­jects tack­led by the pho­tog­ra­pher are all rep­re­sented rang­ing from fash­ion to the still life, por­traits, nudes, street scenes and his iconic Small Trade se­ries pho­tographed at the be­gin­ning of the 1950s in Paris, London and New York. His works were marked by sim­plic­ity, min­i­mal­ism and an as­ton­ish­ing rigour from the stu­dio to the dark­room where Penn per­fected his unique pho­to­graphic prints. The show of­fers a chrono­log­i­cal and the­matic ex­plo­ration of his work start­ing with street scenes from Philadel­phia and New York mov­ing onto Europe dev­as­tated by war into the por­traits and fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy.

Show­ing through to Jan­uary 29th 3 ave Général Eisen­hower (8th), 01 44 13 17 17

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