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    Irving Penn, Platinum Prints

    A somewhat critical review of Penn's show at Washington National Gallery. The reviewer preferred Penn's silver gelatin prints to his later use of pt/pl.
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    I don't know if it's critical or not. I do believe the reviewer has set a new USA record for obscure references with turgid, obscure artistic references. Or maybe she has not seen a platinum print before...
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    Man, talk about overwritten. She must be paid by the word.

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    Boy, do I feel informed and inferior! :rolleyes:

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    This:

    "... building the spontaneous aesthetic of pioneers like Martin Munkacsi into a kind of distilled baroque tour de force that often conveyed a sense of movement, however starkly arrested."

    ... HAS to set some sort of new record.

    My reaction - snappy rejoinder - to this: Grade IV (highest) blank look, while commenting, "Huh? Say whut?"

    Hmm ... "A distilled baroque tour de force"...? Possibly some sort of Napoleon-Brandy-type liqueur???
    Carpe erratum!!

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    I would like to know what the $·%&/%$ is a Saarinen Tulip chair?

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    Take look here for the Saarinen Tulip Chair

    http://www.surrounding.com/Products/...ulip_Chair.asp
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    I, for one, saw an Irvin Penn platinum print last Sat at the Amon Carter Museum and thought the portrait was as nice an image as could be made. It was a 16x20 and she dont know beans.

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    I just bought this book two days ago. Really wish I could have seen the prints in person. Anyway, I enjoyed it and am pleased to have it in the "library".

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    So it took her two pages to write nothing? I am not familiar with Penn's Pt/Pd work nor this ehibit but this writer makes no point whatsoever about it.. She has snippets of many points but never follows them through. I read it twice pulled out the dictionary a couple of times and each time asked myself what her point was. I still don't get the connection between the images and the Tulip chair that looks nothing like a Tulip.
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