Irving Penn's Cigarettes

Hamilton's Gallery in London presents, for the first and possibly only time ever, Irving Penn's Cigarettes series in its entirety. Marking a quarter century as the UK representatives of Penn's studio Hamilton's has the unique privilege of presenting the full 26 images of the series along with a fully illustrated hardbound catalogue. Penn's cigarette still lifes were literally found on the street and brought into his studio to photograph, turning "pure detritus into a symbolic representation of contemporary culture." And by printing the photographs with his beautiful platinum palladium process he elevates the images to rare objects. Irving Penn's Cigarette series will be on view until August 17, 2012 at Hamilton's Gallery, 13 Carlos Place, London