The Smithsonian American Art Museum, beating its New York archrival to the punch, announced Monday what it called the first retrospective of Irving Penn’s photography in nearly two decades. ‘Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,’ opening October 23, will feature 146 photographic prints, many of them never exhibited or even seen before, it said in a statement. New Jersey native Penn — who died in New York in October 2009 at age 92 — is best known for his groundbreaking fashion photography, notably in Vogue magazine, from the mid-1940s and into the 1950s. But the Smithsonian show will also include rare street scenes Penn shot in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as celebrity portraits, still lifes and ‘more private studio images,’ the publicly-funded museum said. Moreover, it will reveal a Super 8 home movie of Penn in Morocco, taken by his wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, it said. In announcing the

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