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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS ICONIC PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND WRITERS BY LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER IRVING PENN

First Modern Photography Exhibition at the Morgan Celebrates Six Decades of Penn's Career Capturing Artistic Luminaries of the Twentieth Century

Close Encounters: Irving Penn Portraits of Artists and Writers
January 18 through April 13, 2008


**Press Preview: Thursday, January 17, 10 a.m. until NOON**

Released November 14, 2007

For the first time in its history, The Morgan Library & Museum will present an exhibition devoted solely to modern photography, showcasing the institution's first major set of acquisitions in this field. Opening January 18, 2008, and on view only at the Morgan through April 13, Close Encounters: Irving Penn Portraits of Artists and Writers features sixty-seven portraits of some of the twentieth-century's most influential artists, authors, and performers by legendary photographer Irving Penn (b. 1917).

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