Irving Penn, Resonance at Palazzo Grassi, April 13 – December 31, 2014

Palazzo Grassi, Venice. Photo: © Matteo De Fina

Palazzo Grassi was commissioned by the Grassi family, completed approximately in 1758 or 1772, and, is attributed to the architect Giorgio Massari. In 1983, the Fiat group commissioned Gae Aulenti to convert it to an exhibition space. In 2005, François Pinault hired Tadao Ando to remodel it. Palazzo Grassi, Venice Photo: © Matteo De Fina

Irving Penn, Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Photograph by Irving Penn, Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Irving Penn, Cuzco Children, 1948, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Photograph by Irving Penn, Cuzco Children, 1948, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Irving Penn, Deep-Sea Diver (C), New York, 1951, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Photograph by Irving Penn, Deep-Sea Diver (C), New York, 1951, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Irving Penn, Truman Capote (1 of 2), New York, 1965, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Photograph by Irving Penn, Truman Capote (1 of 2), New York, 1965, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Irving Penn, Lion (Front View), Prague, 1986, Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Photograph by Irving Penn, Lion (Front View), Prague, 1986, Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn, Poppy: Showgirl, London, 1968, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Photograph by Irving Penn, Poppy: Showgirl, London, 1968, Copyright © by Condé Nast Publications, Inc.

Images courtesy Palazzo Grassi