Notes: 21 / 4 years ago
rest in peace mr.Penn.
i12bent: Irving Penn: Tanaquil LeClerc, w. members of The Ballet Society, including George Balanchine
From: Close Encounters: Irving Penn Portraits of Artists and Writers at The Morgan Library & Museum, curated by Peter Barberie.
“Each of these works is a vivid record of the encounter between Penn and his subject,” said guest curator Peter Barberie. “If a fundamental task of portraiture is to capture subjects differently than they present themselves to the world, then Penn has succeeded admirably. He enters into hard negotiation with every personality that stops in front of his camera and, very often, he wins.” (More)