100 colour photographs
Contrasto/HackelBury Fine Art/Howard Greenberg Gallery
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The book William Klein: Paintings Etc features rare and unseen paintings from the late 1940s and early '50s, group of unknown abstract silver gelatin works, along with paintings for mural projects, drawings for Costumes and poster for film Mr. Freedom and some of most important photographs taken in New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow around ‘50s with some painted contacts.
The book, with a text by David Campany, is an exceptional group of Klein’s early paintings and experiments in photography. Giving a new perspective on his entire career, they reveal an incredibly accomplished young artist. The foundations of his unique visual language are clearly seen as his trajectory is traced through painting, architecture, photography, books and film.
The exhibition William Klein: Paintings, Etc takes place at HackelBury Fine Art, London from 21 September to 20 December, 2012 and transfers to Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, from 1 March to 12 April, 2013
William Klein is a photographer and filmmaker noted to for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.