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Photograph - The Chicken Hat

The Chicken Hat

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    United States (Photographed)

  • Date:

    about 1948 (Photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Penn, Irving, born 1917 (Photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum-palladium print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist 1987

  • Museum number:

    PH.927-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR57

Irving Penn joined American Vogue in 1943. He worked originally as a designer, but rapidly became one of the magazine’s most significant fashion photographers. Setting glamorous models in unexpected contexts, he evolved a style that was elegant yet informal, with simple lighting and minimal studio setting. The platinum-palladium print technique, perfected by Penn after years of meticulous experimentation, gives an unparalleled range of tone and texture to his images.

Physical description

Fahion photograph of a woman wearing a black hat with a chicken on it.

Place of Origin

United States (Photographed)

Date

about 1948 (Photographed)

Artist/maker

Penn, Irving, born 1917 (Photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum-palladium print

Descriptive line

'The Chicken Hat', 1948 by Irving Penn (born Plainfield, NJ, 1917)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Making & unmaking. Olowu, Duro. London : Ridinghouse : Camden Arts Centre, 2016.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Camden Arts Centre, London, 19 June - 18 September 2016.
Includes interview of Duro Olowu by Glenn Ligon.

Labels and date

Irving Penn joined American Vogue in 1943. He worked originally as a designer, but rapidly became one of the magazine’s most significant fashion photographers. Setting glamorous models in unexpected contexts, he evolved a style that was elegant yet informal, with simple lighting and minimal studio setting. The platinum-palladium print technique, perfected by Penn after years of meticulous experimentation, gives an unparalleled range of tone and texture to his images. [20/02/2006]

Subjects depicted

Chicken; Hat

Categories

Photographs; Fashion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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