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Irving Penn: centenário

Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS Paulista)
August 21
November 18, 2018

 Irving Penn,  Audrey Hepburn , Paris, 1951. © Condé Nast

Irving Penn, Audrey Hepburn, Paris, 1951. © Condé Nast


The "Irving Penn: Centennial" retrospective is traveling to São Paulo, Brazil, where it will be on view at Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS Paulista) from August 21 through November 18, 2018. This will be the first major exhibition of Penn’s work in South America. 

Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of Irving Penn's birth, the exhibition presents more than 230 photographs and offers an in-depth survey of Penn’s exceptionally diverse and prolific career. The international tour was made possible with the support of the Terra Foundation for American Art. Admission is free to the public. 

A Portuguese edition of the exhibition catalogue is published by IMS in partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, edited by Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim, with essays by Maria Morris Hambourg, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Alexandra Dennett, Philippe Garner, Adam Kirsch, Harald E.L. Prins, and Vasilios Zatse. The catalogue features more than 365 reproductions of Irving Penn’s most important works, representing key phases of his photographic career.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 29, 2018
February 17, 2019

 Irving Penn,  Head in Ice  ,  New York, 2002  ©  Condé Nast

Irving Penn, Head in Ice, New York, 2002 © Condé Nast


This fall, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego presents “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty”, a major exhibition featuring 146 photographs representing all phases of the artist’s long career. The retrospective goes far beyond Penn’s well-known and familiar persona as one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers. Beginning with social realist images taken in the late 1930s and concluding with bold and innovative photographs made in the 21st century, “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” provides both an introduction to Penn’s work and an overview of his seven-decade career and myriad accomplishments.

“Irving Penn: Paintings” Catalogue


Internationally renowned for his work as a photographer, Penn initially set out to be a painter and worked in the medium at the beginning and end of his career. Although some of Penn’s paintings were reproduced in books during his lifetime, this important body of work has remained largely unknown. 

Published to coincide with the first-ever exhibition of Irving Penn’s paintings, this 104-page hardcover catalogue features 47 illustrations, including 39 full-page reproductions, and the first scholarship on Penn’s painting practice. The selection of paintings, made between 1987 and 2006, highlights the artist’s approach to materials, form, and color.

Essays by writer and curator, David Campany, and legacy program manager at The Irving Penn Foundation, Alexandra Dennett; afterwords by Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery founder, and Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery founder.

Produced by Sandra M. Klimt, Klimt Studio, Inc. and designed by Malcolm Grear Designers, the printing is by Meridian Printing with four-color separations by Martin Senn. Published by Apparition, an imprint of The Irving Penn Foundation, in association with Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery.