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“Irving Penn Portraits” Opens At The National Portrait Gallery

Irving Penn - Alfred Hitchcock, New York, 1947 National Portrait Gallery, London / ©Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

LONDON – Irving Penn (1917–2009) was one of the
great photographers of our time. Focusing specifically on his portraits of major
cultural figures of the last seven decades, Irving Penn Portraits is a
glorious celebration of his work in this genre.
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. On view at
the National Portrait Gallery through 6 June, 2010.