15 April 2010

Irving Penn + Kim Catrell

last week i went to the irving penn portraits exhibition at the national portrait gallery, and being a lover of photography i was impressed. like a lot of the other national portrait exhibitions it wasn't very large (about 120 photos) and at £10 each its quite pricey, but it is currently 2 for 1 on the two-for-one days out website so it's definitely worth a look. what i liked most was the fact there were pictures of some of my favourite authors, some who i didn't really know what they looked like, so that was revealing and his simple composition reveals a lot about the sitter!

in case you don't manage to get down there here were some of my favourite shots:

Truman Capote 1948

Truman Capote (again)

Pablo Picasso 1957

(south willard news, chicchicchic)

get down there if you can, click here for the website, and here for your 2-4-1 deal (you need to buy a train ticket though!)

after this i also went to see Private Lives, the Noel Coward play at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand and it was absolutly brilliant. Kim Catrell was amazing (and not just a cheap celeb cameo) and Matthew Macfadyen (bless him!) was a porky little comedian!  I would definitely defiantly go and see it if you have the chance - it's hilarious and had great costumes too!

Irving Penn Portraits is on at the National Portrait Gallery until the 6th of June and Private Lives is on at the Vaudeville until the 1st on May - so hurry up!!


1 comment:

  1. Edgar Douglas Foster26 February 2011 at 15:42

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