Farewell: Irving Penn

. Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Irving Penn, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 92."

Via New York Times.

Also see the feature at Masters of Fine Art Photography.

The last photo is from last year's Christies auction, where Kate's portrait closed at 97,000 USD, Gisele's portrait closed at 193,000 USD, and Mouth for L'Oréal closed at 205,000 USD.


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