1939-1980 | IRVING PENN | NEW YORK SHOES

In essence, all of Irving Penn's work takes the same approach, isolating subjects from their context and raising them to one kind of graphic perfection or another. This stems, he said, from a need to "make things manageable enough to record them, to prune away anything inconsequential." Pause. "Because less is more".

Source: NY Times, 1991 | Irving Penn interviewed by Vicky Goldberg | 


1939 | Irving Penn
Shoe Sign: Shoe (Version A), New York
Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

1947 | Irving Penn
Theater Accident, New York
Source: The Art Institute Of Chicago

1959 | Irving Penn
Four Shoes, New York
Source: Mutual Art

1963 | Irving Penn
Spanish Shoes, New York
Source: The Art Institute Of Chicago

1980 | Irving Penn
Still Life With Shoe
Source: The Art Institute Of Chicago



 

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