I was commissioned to write this a few years ago for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava (and thank you to all the photo...
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Irving Penn at the National Portrait Gallery
Everybody's talking about... Irving Penn at the NPG.
It's greatest hits time and my favourites are Truman Capote and the Duchess of Windsor rammed in to a Penn corner. The early work in other words.
Oh, and Grace Kelly.
And Francis Bacon.
And many more, especially if it's earlier rather than later. Here is curator Magdalene Keaney talking about the exhibition.