Irving Penn at the Grand Palais
Irving Penn would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. The Grand Palais, in partnership with the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, with support from the Fondation Louis Roederer and others, is paying a fittingly lavish tribute to this master of the image, who was born in 1917 in New Jersey and died in 2009 at the age of 92.
Irving Pen combined his hallmark elegancy, simplicity and precision with a search for the truth behind glamour, a prime example of which is his “existential” portrait series, where he strips away his models’ protective layers. While many will already be familiar with his photographs, the exhibition explores his interest in photography as a plastic medium. There is also a reproduction of the studio where he developed his own films.
Closed Tuesday. 10 am to 8pm, 10pm Wednesday.
Until January 29, 2018.