Following great success in New York with a museum attendance count of 274,962 visitors, the “Irving Penn: Centennial” exhibition travels to Paris this September, where it will be on view at the Grand Palais from September 21, 2017 through January 29, 2018. It is the most comprehensive retrospective of his work to date, co-curated by Maria Morris Hambourg, independent curator and founding curator of The Met’s Department of Photographs, and Jeff L. Rosenheim, Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Met.
The exhibition features more than two hundred photographs made throughout Penn's nearly 70-year career. The original theater curtain backdrop Penn acquired in Paris in 1950 and used for all the Small Trades photographs will be included in the installation, along with two of his cameras.
The exhibition catalogue has been translated into French and will be available for purchase in September. The exhibition will be accompanied by an audio guide for adults in both French and English, and a children's version in French.
For more information, including related programs, visit the Grand Palais's exhibition page.
The exhibition will travel to C/O Berlin in March 2018 and then to Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo, Brazil in summer 2018.
Location: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, entrée Clemenceau
From September 21, 2017 until January 29, 2018