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
From April 11–May 26, 2019