Irving Penn dies at age 92

Irving Penn dies at age 92

Irving Penn, New York, 1951 by Horst.

Irving Penn, New York, 1951 by Horst.

from New York Times:

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 museum goers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.

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And a few favorites from his iconic images you probably know very well.

Marcel Duchamp, NY, 1948

Marcel Duchamp, NY, 1948

Truman Capote, NY, 1965

Truman Capote, NY, 1965

Yves Saint Laurent, 1957

Yves Saint Laurent, 1957

“Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France, 1957″

“Jean Cocteau, Paris, 1948″

“Vogue cover (Jean Patchett), New York 1950″

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“spread from Vogue US, June 2007″

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“spread from Vogue US – Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabet, June 2007″

“Still Life with Watermelon”, NY, 1947

“Still Life with Watermelon”, NY, 1947