Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Irving Penn at The Met

 The Irving Penn centennial show at the Metropolitan Museum is a delight.
The work looked fresh
and the art lovers themselves were unfailingly photogenic.
The four photographic prints on this shelf were done over a period of years. It was interesting to see them together.
It was nice to be able to compare the photos framed on the wall
with the same photos as they originally appeared in magazines.
Such a delight to spend time with Penn's photographs.
Hard not to peer in for closer looks. 
Try to put aside an hour because you will want to see everything.
 This free-standing painted backdrop turned out to be an inspired stroke as people lined up to take pictures of each other in front of the venerable Irving Penn prop.
Doesn't that background add something?
This show left us feeling lighthearted and refreshed. Until July 30th.

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