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Photographer Irving Penn's work is on view in L.A.

October 7, 2009 |  6:09 pm

Irvingpenn Photographer Irving Penn, who died Wednesday in New York City, is featured in a current exhibit at the Getty Museum called "Small Trades."

Museum director Michael Brand issued this statement after the news of Penn's death broke:

"Irving Penn was one of the most influential photographers of our time.

"His iconic images helped define 20th-century photography.

"The news of his death today greatly saddens all of us at the Getty who worked with him in the past, and more recently over the course of putting together the 'Small Trades' exhibition and publication.

"We offer our condolences to his family, and to colleagues at his studio whom we have come to know over the course of the past year.

"Mr. Penn’s death transforms our current exhibition of his work into a poignant testimony of his contribution to the field of photography — one that we are privileged and honored to share with our visitors."

—Claire Noland

Photo: Irving Penn in the 1960s.

Credit: Bert Stern / Irving Penn Studio Inc.