Irving Penn Portraits

Following Irving Penn’s death at the end of last year, and the release of his book Irving Penn: Small Trades, there is an exhibition of his work entitled Irving Penn Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, which opened yesterday. Whereas the book focused on the beauty of everyday people, these images will celebrate his work photographing major cultural figures including Grace Kelly, Al Pacino, Salvador Dali and Christian Dior.

The exhibition is brought together from major international collections and includes over 120 silver and platinum prints, many vintage, ranging from his portraits for Vogue magazine in the 1940s to some of his last work. Tickets are a bargain at a maximum of £10, and the portraits will be on show until June 6th, when they will move to Rome, so make sure you see them whilst you can.


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