Must See: Irving Penn at The National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Irving Penn
18 February-6 June 2010

Marlene Dietrich, New York 1948
'Sensitive people faces with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world...very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.'  Irving Penn, 1975

Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1948
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Irving Penn
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  1. Ooh. I don't like being photographed.
    Love looking at them though.

  2. Can't wait to see this exhibition....xv

  3. I too would love to see this exhibition. May have to sort out another trip to London!