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Taipei Dangdai Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Dangdai Lowdown: Shows to See 11 Jan 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

Founded by the same team behind Art HK—Magnus Renfrew, Tim Etchells, Angus Montgomery, and Will Ramsay—Taipei Dangdai, opens to the public after much anticipation on 18 January 2019 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Running until 20 January, the fair will feature 90 galleries from around the world, including David Zwirner, Esther...

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Magnus Renfrew Ocula Conversation Magnus Renfrew

Magnus Renfrew has twice been named by ArtReview as one of the 100 most influential figures in the international art world. In 2008, he came to prominence in Asia's art world and within the wider global scene when he was appointed founding director of Art HK. The fair was subsequently acquired by MCH Group and re-branded in 2013 under Renfrew's...

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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere Ocula Report Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere 4 Jan 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

From around 2007, South Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho found that they were increasingly selected to participate in group shows alongside each other. As such, they regularly shared time and space, either in gallery installs or on journeys to or from them. On these and other occasions, they often found themselves chatting about their...

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Irving Penn

(1917 - 2009), USA

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. From 1934–1938, he studied design with Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. Following a year painting in Mexico, he returned to New York City and began working at Vogue magazine in 1943, where Alexander Liberman was art director.

Penn photographed for Vogue and commercial clients in America and abroad for nearly 70 years. Whether an innovative fashion image, striking portrait or compelling still life, each of Penn's pictures bears his trademark style of elegant aesthetic simplicity.

In addition to his editorial and advertising work, Penn was also a master printmaker. Beginning in 1964, he pioneered a complex technique for making platinum-palladium prints, a 19th century print process to which he applied 20th century materials.

The first retrospective of Penn's work was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1984. Following the landmark exhibition, he resumed painting and drawing as a full-fledged creative endeavor. Until his death in 2009, his innovative photographs continued to appear regularly in Vogue, and his studio was busy with assignments and experimental personal work.

Recent exhibitions include Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (2015–2016) and Irving Penn: Centennial at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017).

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Featured Artworks

Collision, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennCollision, New York, 2006 India ink on paper mounted to aluminium
29.75 x 22 inches
Pace Gallery
Tower of Babel by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennTower of Babel, 2006 India ink with gum arabic over graphite on paper mounted to aluminium
29.62 x 22.25 inches
Pace Gallery
Still Life with Skull, Bottle, and Sewing Machine, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennStill Life with Skull, Bottle, and Sewing Machine, New York, 2005 Inkjet print with watercolour and sand on paper mounted to aluminium
16.25 x 22.12 inches
Pace Gallery
A Worn Shoe by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennA Worn Shoe, 2005 Inkjet print with watercolour, sand and gum arabic on paper mounted to aluminium
20.25 x 16.25 inches
Pace Gallery
The Alchemist, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennThe Alchemist, New York, 2005 Inkjet print and watercoloir on paper mounted to aluminium
24.75 x 19.88 inches
Pace Gallery
Untitled, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennUntitled, New York, c. 1987 Platinum palladium print, ink, watercolour and dry pigment on paper mounted to aluminium
24.38 x 20 inches
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennUntitled, 1987–1988 Platinum palladium print, ink, watercolour and dry pigment with gum arabic on paper mounted to aluminium
28.25 x 19.62 inches
Pace Gallery
Aging Mushrooms, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork Irving PennAging Mushrooms, New York, 1988 Platinum palladium print, ink, watercolour and dry pigment on paper mounted to aluminium
24.75 x 20.12 inches
Pace Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Irving Penn, Paintings at Pace Gallery, New York
Closed
13 September–13 October 2018 Irving Penn Paintings Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Report New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown 14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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