Happenings

Irving Penn @ National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in London presents the exhibition Irving Penn. P0rtraits until June 06, 2010. Among the famous faces on view are Truman Capote, Salvador Dali, Christian Dior, T.S. Eliot, Duke Ellington, Grace Kelly, Rudolf Nureyev, Al Pacino, Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso and Harold Pinter.

Leibovitz & Witkin @ Fotografiska Museet

NICOLE KIDMAN, NEW YORK CITY, 2003

Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005, at Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm, from May 21 to September 12, 2010.

NIGHT IN A SMALL TOWN, 2007

Joel-Peter Witkin, Bodies, at Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm, from May 21 to August 22, 2010.

Chris Makos – Polaroids

Part of what makes Christopher Makos’s Polaroids so awesome is that, in addition to capturing an ephemeral nostalgic glow (I mean, isn’t that what Polaroids are all about?), the subjects themselves are those elusive legends of a bygone era. Makos has an archive of hundreds of Polaroids taking during the 70′s and 80′s, jet-setting between New York and Los Angeles, partying with fashion designers, celebrities and artists. He was actually taking the photos that most current polaroid photographers are trying to mimic. Basically, he’s like the king of the Polaroid.

Original SX-70 Polaroids by Chris Makos will be featured in the show Polaroids at the Christopher Henry Gallery in NYC from April 22-May 23, 2010. A new book of Polaroids, published my Photology with text by Calvin Klein, is available at the exhibition (a sneak peek PDF can be downloaded here).

The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family by R. Avedon

Time to revisit some classics. The iconic Kennedy family portraits by Richard Avedon will be presented by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts from April 17 to July 18, 2010. The exhibition, entitled The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, was created by the National Museum of American History and is supported by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Legends of Jazz & Trust @ Fahey/Klein Gallery

Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman & Richard Rodgers; Downbeat, New York, 1949

From April 1 to May 15, Fahey/Klein gallery in Los Angeles presents iconic pictures of Legends of Jazz artists and musicians, taken by legendary photographers.

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Nashville, TN, 1969

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Nashville, TN, 1969

US photographer Jim Marshall died on March 24, 2010 in New York City. He leaves behind him an amazing collection of images featuring rock legends: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash and others. He was chief photographer during the Woodstock festival, he was shooting Jimi Hendrix when he set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival, and he was the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles last concert. From April 1 to May 15, Fahey/Klein gallery presents a selection of his most beautiful photos in color during the exhibition Trust.

Pierre Leguillon Features Diane Arbus @ Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet in Marmö, Sweden presents French artist Pierre Leguillon with his exhibit Diane Arbus, A Printed Retrospective (1960-1971) from March 27 to August 1, 2010.