Irving Penn, the great exhibition at the Grand Palais

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 12 June 2017 at 10h28 · Updated on 12 June 2017 at 11h07
From September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018, the Grand Palais hosts a beautiful retrospective on Irving Penn. This is the occasion to know more about one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century and celebrate the centenary of his birth.

After New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Irving Penn comes to Paris. From September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018, the Grand Palais hosts a great exhibition focused on photographer Irving Penn’s work. This is the first most significant exhibition in France since he died.

The exhibit returns on 70 years of work featuring over 240 photos taken throughout his life and fashion works, portraits, nudes, war, street scenes and even still lives.

The retrospective starts with street scenes in Philadelphia and New York as well as pictures of the war in Europe. Visitors are then invited to follow a chronological and thematic tour. The last photos displayed are focused on his work on fashion and other still lives taken from 1990 to 2000.

As the main work, portraits of Truman Capote, Alvin Aley, Ingmar Bergman, Tom Wolfe and even Zaha Hadid are exhibited. As well as his work for Vogue of which the exhibition gives a large place with pictures showing Jerome Robbins, Spencer Tracy, Alfred Hitchcock, Salvador Dali and even Igor Stravinsky.

Practical information:
Irving Penn exhibition
Venue: Grand Palais
From September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018
Open from Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed on Tuesday)
Address: Place Clémenceau (Clémenceau entrance), 75008 Paris
Rates: €13 (regular), €9 (reduced)

Practical information

Opening Time
From 21 September 2017 to 29 January 2018



    3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
    75008 Paris 8

    M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau

    Tarif réduit: 9 € €
    Tarif plein: 13 € €

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