Irving Penn - Centennial
A photography exhibitionSat Mar 24th 2018 to Sun Jul 1st 2018 at 11:00 until 18:00
Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, Berlin, Mitte https://www.myguideberlin.com/events/irving-penn-centennial VISIT WEBSITE
With a body of work stretching from portraits of Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, New Guinean natives to abstract female nudes, exquisite still lifes, all the way to glamorous fashion photos for Vogue, Irving Penn (1917–2009) is considered the most influential photographer of the twentieth century. In his nearly 70-year career, he created an exceptionally diverse and distinctive visual cosmos. An unparalleled master of different genres, he succeeded in weaving contemporary photography and art. His new and different photographic gaze made each of his subjects special, whether they were human beings or inanimate objects. His innovative photographs are infused with clarity, elegance, perfection, and a flawless beauty. His unique style and pared-down aesthetic remain influential to this day, and have had a profound impact on innumerable successors. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, C/O Berlin is commemorating Irving Penn with a major retrospective. The exhibition featuring around 240 works was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation. More than 180 works to be donated by The Irving Penn Foundation to The Metropolitan Museum of Art forms the core of the exhibition, among them the famous studies of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, the most sought-after photo model of the time, who became Irving Penn’s wife and muse. A comprehensive monograph accompanying the exhibition is published by Schirmer/Mosel, Munich.
On at Amerika Haus, They run guided tours Saturday and Sunday 2 pm and 4 pm German . 6 pm English . Tickets €10 and €6.