Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn) by Irving Penn.

Museum Exhibitions

Irving Penn


Mina Image Center

January 16 – April 28, 2019

The Beirut-based Mina Image Center is hosting a showcase of works by late American fashion photographer Irving Penn, marking the first time the iconic artist’s snaps have been show in the region.

Set to run until April 28, the exhibition focuses on­­ Irving Penn's (1917-2009) high fashion images and for his portraits of the artists, writers and celebrities who defined the 20th century. Drawing inspiration from an exhibition organized by the Pinault Collection in 2014 at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Irving Penn: Untroubled explores Penn’s technical and artistic commands — a set of self-devised rules he is famous for scrupulously sticking to in order to create almost flawless images.

Read more about the exhibition in (opens in a new window) Arab News.

  • Museum Exhibitions — Irving Penn: Untroubled, Feb 13, 2019