Art In America

Irving Penn

at Pace,
510 W 25th St

Irving Penn (1917-2009) was the rare photographer who moved seamlessly between high fashion and still life assignments, and showed his work in museums and galleries as well as in the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair. The portraits, fashion editorials and still lifes in Pace's show (organized with Pace/MacGill Gallery) are interspersed with wall texts pulled from John Szarkowski's 1984 MoMA catalogue, quotes from Alexander Liberman (the Vogue art director who mentored Penn) and others who worked with him throughout his career. Penn's portraits of famous men (Truman Capote, Salvador Dalí) and his group portraits shot in places like Cuzco and Dahomey (now known as the Republic of Benin) are particularly alluring.


More from the Lookout


at Dominique Levy,
through Oct. 24
909 Madison Avenue

Stanya Kahn

at Marlborough Chelsea,
through Oct. 17
545 West 25th Street

Julia Bland

at On Stellar Rays,
through Oct. 25
1 Rivington Street

Wolfgang Tillmans

at David Zwirner,
through Oct. 24
525 West 19th Street

Wynne Greenwood

at New Museum,
through Jan. 10
235 Bowery

“Really, Socialism?!”

at MomentaArt,
through Nov. 9
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn


Sam Falls

at The Kitchen,
through Oct. 10
512 West 19th Street

Josiah McElheny

at Andrea Rosen,
through Oct. 24
525 West 24th Street

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

at Elizabeth Dee,
through Oct. 24
545 West 20th Street

Ron Nagle

at Matthew Marks,
through Oct. 24
522 West 22nd Street

Gizela Mickiewicz and Roman Stańczak

at Bureau,
through Oct. 25
178 Norfolk Street

Dana Schutz

at Petzel,
through Oct. 24
456 West 18th Street

“Between History and the Body”

at The 8th Floor,
through Oct. 16
17 West 17th Street

Robert Irwin

at Dia:Beacon,
through Dec. 31
3 Beekman Street, Beacon, N.Y.

Frida Kahlo

at The New York Botanical Garden,
through Nov. 1
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.