Renata Adler


Silver print

13 11/16 × 13 11/16 in

Irving Penn (1917-2009), one of the undisputed masters of twentieth-century photography, is known for his iconic images of haute couture and still life, but also, and above all, for his magnificent portraits of the artists, writers and celebrities who marked the cultural landscape of their time.

A writer, journalist and critic Renata Adler (born 1938) was one of New York Time’s leading film critics in the 1970s. She published a dozen books, including essays, short stories and novels, which met with great public and critical success.

This photograph was shown for the first time by Pinault Collection in 2023 during the exhibition “Irving Penn, Artists' Portraits”, Villa Les Roches Brunes, Dinard.