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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM ACQUIRES COLLECTION OF ARTIST PORTRAITS BY PHOTOGRAPHER IRVING PENN

Press release date: 
Friday, April 13, 2007

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it is acquiring a collection of sixty-seven portraits of artists by famed photographer Irving Penn. Thirty-five of the works are a gift of Mr. Penn, and the remaining thirty-two were purchased through income from endowed funds. The acquisition was made possible through the efforts of Morgan director Charles E. Pierce, Jr.; Morgan trustee and vice president, Richard L. Menschel; and Peter MacGill, president of Pace/MacGill Gallery, who has represented Mr. Penn for many years.