Purple Art

[July 1 2024]

Irving Penn “Edge of Beauty” Exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery Paris, on view until July 13th

Curated by Tom Pecheux, this exhibitions celebrates both Penn’s iconic and lesser-known beauty images. Known for his photographs for Vogue, Penn’s work combines editorial and fine art, revealing a latent of darkness juxtaposed with beauty. These photographs employing the same qualities established by Surrealism, with compositions characterized by sharp lines and soft flesh, often verge on the grotesque.

Photos by Annette Santoso

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