When in NYC go directly to the Met. The Metropolitan museum exhibits the largest retrospective of Irving Penn´s photographs ever curated. Irving Penn:Centennial is something you do not want to miss if you are in NYC and like photography.
It will be shown through July 30th. If you are a frequent visitor of my blog you know that I am a true fan of Mr Penn. Since my long time friend Per Magnus Persson worked for Iriving Penn I published his story in April. Click here and it will take you there.
Lisa Fonssagrives Penn was called the first supermodel and was married to Irving. They had a summerhouse in Sweden that they visited where Per Magnus met the couple and had the chance to share a load of fresh strawberries from his fathers garden. Read the story called Irving Penn, Per Magnus och jag, and you will understand. The photo above is of Lisa shot in front of the talked about muslin that is exhibited as well, that you see below.
Irving Penn´s muslin, the backdrop used in many of his famous photographs. If you are a photgrapher who takes portraits you know how much of a difference this piece of material can have on the outcome of your photos.
Read more about the exhibition and see the compilations of Penn´s work in the videos made by the museum here : http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/irving-penn
An Artist in vogue in all the menings of the expression possible. All the covers by Irving Penn.
When at the Met you have the chance to see unique paintings and art from the entire world as well. If you have not seen the paintings IRL you have a great pleasure ahead of you when you get there.
Don´t miss out on walking through Central Park that leads all the way up to the Museum Mile on fith Ave where you find the Met.