In a class of one

Irving Penn at the Met


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If you could gaze upon the work of just one photographer, Irving Penn makes a strong claim to being that photographer.

It’s fitting that the most elegant woman of the past century, Lisa Fonssagrives, was to become Mrs. Penn.

Penn’s aesthetic can be traced to a lineage which includes Rembrandt, van Beyeren, Tissot and Jasper Johns.

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