Irving Penn saw his subjects in granular detail. With his sharp eye for composition, nuance, and printmaking, the American artist occupied a formerly unchartered realm of modern, minimal mastery. A fashion photographer first and foremost, Penn is also known and celebrated for his perceptive portraits, refined yet decadent still lifes, and elegant nude studies. These influential works and many before unseen prints are now on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through July 30 as part of a major retrospective to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth.
“At the end of the day, when you’re on the road for that long, you just want someone you can hang around with and have a good time. Then if they take pictures, that’s great.” Photographer Zackery Michael documents his enduring friendship with the Arctic Monkeys in his latest exhibition, AM:ZM.
Our grandmothers used to say that a dropped plate was considered good luck, but if those plates are crafted by ceramicist Ana Kerin of Kana London, you can be sure we’d never let them go.
From the faces of the season to the shows we couldn’t get enough of, Fashion & Beauty Director Billie Iveson recaps a whirlwind trip for New York Fashion Week 2018.