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Irving Penn’s Photos, From the Iconic to the Unseen, Under One Roof in Dallas

Irving Penn

“Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty”, which kicked off the Dallas Art Fair last week with a splashy opening at the Dallas Museum of Art, may be the late photographer’s first retrospective in nearly 20 years, but his eye still feels fresh. Stretching from the ’30s to the 21st century, the 140 photos that make up the ambitious exhibit range from the usual suspects, like portraits of Dalí and Capote, to plenty of unseen work, like shots from Penn’s travels to Peru and New Guinea, and even footage of the photographer himself, captured on Super 8 in Morocco. See some of Penn’s most iconic shots, and a few new classics, here.

1

“Bee,” New York, 1995, printed 2001. Chromogenic print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

2

“Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn),” Marrakech, 1951, printed 1969. Platinum-palladium/platinum-iridium print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © Condé Nast.

3

“Nude No. 58,” New York, about 1949–1950, printed 1976. Platinum-palladium print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

4

“Frozen Foods,” New York, 1977, printed 1984. Dye transfer print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

5

“Young Boy, Pause Pause,” American South, 1941, printed 2001. Gelatin silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

6

“Salvador Dalí,” New York, 1947. Gelatin silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

7

“Irving Penn: In a Cracked Mirror (A),” New York, 1986, printed 1990 Platinum print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

8

“Red Rooster,” New York, 2003, printed 2007 Inkjet print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

9

“Kerchief Glove (Dior),” Paris, 1950, printed 1984. Silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © Condé Nast.

10

“Truman Capote,” New York, 1979, printed 1983 Silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

11

“Issey Miyake Fashion: White and Black,” New York, 1990, printed 1992.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

12

“Mouth (for L’Oréal),” New York, 1986, printed 1992. Dye transfer print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

13

“Leontyne Price,” New York, 1961. Gelatin silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © Condé Nast.

14

“Ball Dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci,” New York, 2007. Silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © Condé Nast.

15

“Mud Glove,” New York, 1975, printed 1976. Platinum-palladium print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

16

“Chicks in a Jar,” Mexico, 1942, printed 1983 Silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

17

“Bedside Lamp,” New York, 2006. Inkjet print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

18

“Girl Behind Bottle (Jean Patchett),” New York, 1949, printed 1978. Platinum-palladium print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

19

“Sitting Enga Woman,” New Guinea, 1970, printed 1986. Platinum-palladium print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.

20

“Head in Ice,” New York, 2002, printed 2003. Chromogenic print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © Condé Nast.

21

“Beauty Shop,” New York, 1949, printed 2001 Gelatin silver print.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation.