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Goodbye to One of Photography's Greats: Irving Penn

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Irving Penn, known for his style of stark simplicity that revolutionized fashion and portrait photography, died today at his home.  He was 92.  It was just a week or so ago that I saw my first Irving Penn prints in a private collection.  Paul Mobley had a great story about buying a Penn photo (the last one below) in lieu of a couch while being a broke CCS grad in NYC.  When he met Penn later and told him about it, he asked, "Where do you think that couch is now?"

RIP Irving Penn.





 



 


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