Hong Kong

Irving Penn

Jan 25–Mar 7, 2019

Pace Gallery is honoured to present the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong dedicated to internationally-renowned artist Irving Penn.

Exhibition Details

Irving Penn
Jan 25 – Mar 7, 2019


12/F, H Queen's
80 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
Tues – Sat, 11 AM – 7 PM


Irving Penn, Truman Capote (1 of 4), New York, 1948, vintage gelatin silver print, image, 9 5/8 x 7 5/8", paper, 10 x 8", Edition of 42 © The Irving Penn Foundation

Featuring thirty photographs drawn from the collection of The Irving Penn Foundation, the exhibition will showcase a selection of the artist’s most iconic works in fashion photography, portraiture, nudes, and still life from four decades of his career. In addition to Penn’s photographs, the show will feature two of the artist’s mixed-media paintings, also drawn from the Foundation’s collection. Making their premiere in Asia following a debut exhibition at Pace in New York in fall 2018, these late paintings reveal the artist’s largely-unknown experimentation in the medium.


Irving Penn

Irving Penn was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. From 1934–38, he studied design with Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. Following a year painting in Mexico, he returned to New York City and began working at Vogue magazine in 1943, where Alexander Liberman was art director.

Penn photographed for Vogue and commercial clients in America and abroad for nearly 70 years. Whether an innovative fashion image, striking portrait or compelling still life, each of Penn’s pictures bears his trademark style of elegant aesthetic simplicity.

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Hong Kong — Irving Penn, Jan 25–Mar 7, 2019