|Description: We offer a rare exhibition poster signed by Irving Penn. It measures 34 ½ x 22 ½” with a signature and edition number at the lower right, 3/100. “Street Material: photographs in platinum metals 1975-76” was a groundbreaking show by Penn. It featured several large format platinum prints of detritus and litter, presented with transformative and slyly transgressive detail and scale. Given the level of attention Penn can hone on a subject, the trash then becomes monumental, alien, and archaeological. Item #PR00288.
Irving Penn was an American photographer with an unmistakable style that transformed the medium. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, studied under Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. His first Vogue cover appeared in 1943, the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine. In the 1950's, Penn founded his own studio in New York that focused on advertising. He honed his vision and practice, setting up a stark background to photograph artistic greats, celebrities and his instantly iconic still-lifes. His work is in major collections all over the world.
Condition: Fine condition