Arab Today, arab today smithsonian pips new york rival
Last Updated : GMT 12:33:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

With Irving Penn retrospective

Smithsonian pips New York rival

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Smithsonian pips New York rival

People look at a portrait of painter Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn
Washington - Arab Today

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, beating its New York archrival to the punch, announced Monday what it called the first retrospective of Irving Penn's photography in nearly two decades.

"Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," opening October 23, will feature 146 photographic prints, many of them never exhibited or even seen before, it said in a statement.

New Jersey native Penn -- who died in New York in October 2009 at age 92 -- is best known for his groundbreaking fashion photography, notably in Vogue magazine, from the mid-1940s and into the 1950s.

But the Smithsonian show will also include rare street scenes Penn shot in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as celebrity portraits, still lifes and "more private studio images," the publicly-funded museum said.

Moreover, it will reveal a Super 8 home movie of Penn in Morocco, taken by his wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, it said.

In announcing the exhibition, the Smithsonian is upstaging New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art, which last month announced its own Penn retrospective in April 2017 to mark the centennial of his birth.

"'Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,' the first retrospective of Penn's work in nearly 20 years, will celebrate his legacy as a modern master and demonstrate the photographer's continued influence on the medium," the Washington-based museum said in its statement.

The Smithsonian's collection of Penn photographs is slightly more extensive.

It includes 60 prints that he personally donated in 1988 and another 100 that it received from the Irving Penn Foundation, which oversees his legacy.

"A review of Penn's whole career persuades me that in his last 20 years he became bolder and more daring, a turn that this exhibition begins to explore," stated Betty Broun, the museum's director.

The Smithsonian exhibition will run through March 20 next year, after which it will tour several other American cities.
Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today smithsonian pips new york rival Arab Today, arab today smithsonian pips new york rival

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today smithsonian pips new york rival Arab Today, arab today smithsonian pips new york rival

 



Arab Today, arab today Designer prepared new set of ornaments

GMT 02:45 2017 Wednesday ,28 June

Designer prepared new set of ornaments
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 08:23 2017 Saturday ,24 June

Actress Feryal Yussef received new drama offers

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday