Irving Penn

Worlds in a Small Room, Seen and Unseen

August 30 – October 6, 2018

Three Moroccan Women and a Baby, Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 14

14 13/16 x 15 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered verso

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Two Women in Black with Bread, Morocco, 1971

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 21

19 1/2 x 19 7/8 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1986

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Four Guedras (B) (All in Black), Morocco, 1971

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 21

11 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso

Print made in 1992

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 15

19 1/8 x 19 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, annotated verso

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Guedras, One in White, Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 16

15 3/16 x 15 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered verso

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Young Enga Couple, New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 30

20 x 3/16 x 19 3/4 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered verso

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Tambul Warrior, New Guinea, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 20

15 1/8 x 15 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered verso

Print made 1984

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Aizo Girls of a Lagoon Village, (Three Dahomey Girls, One Standing), Dahomey, 1974

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 30

19 x 18 3/4 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Tribesman with Nose Ornament, New Guinea, 1970/1990

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 18

17 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1990

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Sitting Enga Woman, New Guinnea, 1970/1984

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 20

19 1/8 x 19 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1984

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Cuzco Children, Peru, 1948

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 60

19 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1973

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Sitting Man with Pink Face, New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 50

20 11/16 x 19 3/8 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1980

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Man with Pink Face, New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Print Mounted to Aluminum, Ed. of 49

19 7/8 x 19 3/8 inches
Signed and annotated with stamps and pencil verso

Print made in 1978

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Dahomey Girls, One Reclining, Dahomey, 1967

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 15

19 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso

Printed in 1984

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Asaro Mud Men (A), New Guinea, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 25

13 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, editioned verso

Print made before 1975

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Asaro Mudmen (B), New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 24

18 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1995

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Seated Warrior, Sitting Girl, Cameroon, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10

19 x 19 inches

Signed, stamped, titled, dated, numbered, annotated verso

Print made 1984

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Child Painted White, New Guinea, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 11

10 1/2 x 10 5/16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso

Print Made in 1984

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Father, Son and Grandfather, New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 19

19 1/8 x 19 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso
Print made in 1990
Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Father, Son, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, New Guinea, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 5
15 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso

Print made in 2002

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Three Young Girls, Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10
14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Print made in 1991

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Two Standing Boys with Seated Girl, Cuzco, 1948
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10
11 x 10 1/2 inches
Printed in 1949

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Two Men and a Woman (Neg. 1401), Cuzco, 1948

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 7
7 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Printed in 1949.

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Street Child, Cuzco, 1948
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 8
11 1/8 x 10 9/16 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Printed in 1949.

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Cuzco Town Photographer with Barefoot Girl, Cuzco, 1948

11 3/4 x 11 5/16 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso
Printed in 1989.

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Dahomey Children, Dahomey, 1967

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 45
19 7/16 x 21 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso
Print made in 1976

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Man in White, Woman in Black (B), Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 6
15 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso
Print made 2002

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Berber Shepherd with Goat, Khenifra, Morocco, 1971

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 9
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Print made before 1974

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Child Dressed for the Brides Market, Morocco, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 6
10 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Print made in 2004

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Two Young Nondugl Girls, New Guinea, 1970

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 7
10 9/16 x 10 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Print made before 1974

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Scarred Dahomey Girl, Dahomey, 1967

Silver Gelatin Print, Ed. of 10
13 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and ink verso
Print made in 1985

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

New Guinea Man and Sitting Woman, New Guinea, 1970

Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 8
13 3/8 x 13 5/16 inches
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated with stamps and pencil verso
Print made in 1983

Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2018

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Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen

August 30 – October 6, 2018

Reception: Thursday, September 6th, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Irving Penn. This exhibition will feature a powerful retrospective of Penn’s ethnographic studies, which illustrate the diversity of Irving Penn and his work. Following a long-established tradition of ethnographic photography, Penn abandoned the tradition’s passivity and instead applied his own unique approach. The photographs on view highlight Penn’s purposeful engagement with his subjects and his exacting attention to detail. A stark contrast from his personality portraits, the photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the images made from his travels to Peru, Dahomey, Morocco, and New Guinea. With the generous assistance from The Irving Penn Foundation, the photographs on view will be a combination of well-known images, as well as a small selection of lesser known and previously unexhibited works from the “Worlds in a Small Room” series.

Beginning in 1948, when he photographed the Peruvian Indians in Cuzco, Penn travelled the world and compiled what he called, “records of physical presence”. He set up his “ambulant studio” on the edge of the Sahara, among gypsies in Spain, in the highlands of New Guinea, in the mountains of Nepal – and invited the inhabitants to step, for a moment, out of their worlds and into a new one. This new world, neutral territory for both photographer and subject, would serve as a meeting ground for nothing less than an intensely human encounter.

In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American photographer Irving Penn (born 1917) created some of the most arresting portraits, influential fashion studies, and provocative still lifes of the twentieth century. As one of the most distinguished photographers of the twentieth century, Penn’s portraiture was a fundamentally important part of his remarkable career. Irving Penn challenged and changed expectations of what a studio portrait can be. As a true mark of the significance of his work, Penn’s photographs have appeared primarily in the pages of Vogue, as well as other prominent magazines, as well as on the walls of established galleries and prestigious museums.

Press Photographs Available on Request