Irving Penn, ‘Moments Preserved’, Doyle
Irving Penn, ‘Moments Preserved’, Doyle

New York: Simon and Schuster, [1960]. First edition. Publisher's cream linen in dust jacket and printed slipcase. 12.75 x 9.5 inches (32.5 x 24 cm); 183, [1] pp., illustrated after Penn's photographs throughout. Spine of jacket lacking, cloth spine darkened, some light wear to slipcase;

Together with SZARKOWSKI, JOHN. Irving Penn. New York: Museum of Modern Art, [1984]. Probable first edition, signed by Penn, dated New York, 1984 on half-title. Original white cream cloth. 12 x 10.5 inches (30.5 x 26.5 cm); 216 pp., illustrated after Penn's photographs throughout. Lacking jacket.

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About Irving Penn

Considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Irving Penn photographed a host of important writers, visual artists, and cultural figures in his lifetime (including Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, John Cage, Truman Capote, and Louise Bourgeois) as well as producing images for Vogue, Chanel, and other major fashion mainstays. Known for his pared-down compositional style, Penn often photographed his subjects in the natural light of the studio using minimal props; his fashion images were marked by their austerity, sophistication, and tonal subtleties. Penn also photographed workers his series “Small Trades” (1950–51), depicting laborers in New York, Paris, and London posed in work clothes and holding the tools of their trade. Caught in both black and white and color, Penn’s iconic images are known for the honesty and humanity he brought to his subjects.

American, 1917-2009, Plainfield, New Jersey, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Masters Projects, 
Irving Penn: Women, Warriors
Irving Penn: Cranium Architecture
Irving Penn: Cigarettes
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