21 September

Irving Penn at the Grand Palais


Irving Penn would have been 100 years old this year. To celebrate this anniversary, the Grand Palais is showing a vast retrospective that retraces the 70-year career of this legendary American photographer. It brings together some 240 images, from fashion and still life to portraits, nudes and street scenes. An opportunity to see among other things his famous ‘Small Trades’ series taken between 1950 and 1951, of working men and women.

By The editorial team

Mouth (for L’Oréal), New York, 1986. Dye Transfer, 1992, 47,6 x 46,7 cm.

Girl with Tobacco on Tongue (Mary Jane Russell), New York, 1951. Épreuve gélatino-argentique, 37,5 × 36,5 cm. 

Two Miyake Warriors, New York, 1998. Épreuve au platine-palladium, 1999, 53,5 x 49,8 cm.

Glove and Shoe, New York, 1947. Épreuve gélatino-argentique, 24,4 x 19,7 cm.

Spanish Hat by Tatiana du Plessix (Dovima), New York, 1949. Épreuve gélatino-argentique, 39,7 x 37,5 cm.