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Irving Penn

Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
April 11–May 26, 2019

Irving Penn,  Hippie Family (Ferguson) , San Francisco, 1967 © The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn, Hippie Family (Ferguson), San Francisco, 1967 © The Irving Penn Foundation

 

Like many Americans in the 1960s, Irving Penn was intrigued by the hippie movement brewing in San Francisco. He traveled there in 1967 and, working in a daylight studio, made a series of portraits of the counterculture featuring rock musicians, Hell’s Angels, and radical dancers. Decades later, these photographs will return to the Bay Area, where they will be on view at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto from April 11 through May 26, 2019. The exhibition at Pace Gallery will present this episode within the broader context of Penn’s career by including some earlier work, other portraits made around the world, and examples of his remarkable platinum-palladium prints. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 4 – 7 PM.

Location:
Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Open Tues-Sat 11AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-5PM


Photographic Lives: Robert Freson, Irving Penn, and the Portrait

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
March 28–June 2, 2019

Irving Penn,  Irving Penn and Robert Freson in Henry Moore’s Studio , Much Hadham, England, 1962  ©  The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn, Irving Penn and Robert Freson in Henry Moore’s Studio, Much Hadham, England, 1962 © The Irving Penn Foundation

 

This exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art highlights the work of Robert Freson, who was Irving Penn’s studio assistant in New York City from 1949–62. It emphasizes their shared interest in portraiture, with a selection of Penn’s photographs presented alongside examples from Freson’s later career as a globe-trotting photojournalist. Curated by Ellery Harkness, Bowdoin Class of 2021, with Frank H. Goodyear, Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Location:
Becker Gallery at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine


Untroubled: Irving Penn, Works from the Pinault Collection

Mina Image Centre
January 16–April 28, 2019

Irving Penn,  The Hand of Miles Davis (C)  ,  New York, 1986  ©  The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn, The Hand of Miles Davis (C), New York, 1986 © The Irving Penn Foundation

 

The inaugural exhibition at the Mina Image Centre in Beirut presents a broad selection of works by Irving Penn, on view for the first time in the Middle East. Drawn from the Pinault Collection and inspired by “Resonance,” an exhibition organized in 2014 at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, this presentation highlights the consistency and serenity of the principles that defined Penn’s artistic approach. On view through April 28, 2019.

The Mina Image Centre is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote photography and the arts while seeking to engage artists across disciplines and a wide diverse public.

Location:
Stone Gardens bldg, Darwich Haddad St, Port District, Beirut, Lebanon

Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM-8PM


“Irving Penn: Paintings” Catalogue

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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.