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|Published||June 17, 2017 at 08:57pm|
Resonance – Photographs from the Pinault CollectionFotografiska, Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
Friday June 16, 2017 - Sunday October 1, 2017 - Event ended.
On the centenary of Irving Penn’s birth, Fotografiska presents a generous selection of Penn’s work in the exhibition Resonance – Photographs from the Pinault Collection curated by Pierre Apraxine and Matthieu Humery, organized by Johan Vikner, Exhibition Coordinator at Fotografiska in collaboration with the Pinault Collection and Palazzo Grassi, Venice.
Resonance is a journey through Irving Penn’s imagery from the late 1940s to the mid-1990s and depicts various elements of Penn’s oeuvre. A portrayer of every aspect of life and events who saw beauty in a pure composition, his photographs continue to intrigue and beguile viewers all over the world. One of them is François Pinault who was deeply touched when he first saw the series of the children in Cuzco and had the opportunity to acquire a work. Curator Matthieu Humery explains that this was a first step in the creation of one of the most prominent private Penn collections in the world.
“Irving Penn’s work never ceases to amaze and it is with tremendous pleasure we pursue this collaboration with Fotografiska and embrace the opportunity to reach a large audience,” Matthieu Humery says.
Much of Penn’s work is characterized by a fascination with the different stages of life, and its inevitable end – death. With this exhibition on the centenary of his birth we are proud to be able to celebrate one of the world’s most prominent photographers.
Footnote: The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Pinault Collection and Palazzo Grassi, Venice.