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CELEBRATION

William KLEIN

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Limited Editions of 1000

©️This edition by Akio Nagasawa Publishing
©️Original edition by La Fábrica in Spain

Text by Willaim Klein and Pedro Almodóvar in English and Japanese

Quote from the website of La Fábrica: From the perspective of his 90 years of age, from the height of being a legend in photography, William Klein looks back and selects his favourite works, those that he considers to be the best in his whole career, in order to pay homage to photography itself.
This book, not by chance titled Celebration, is a tour to his most emblematic works: unique instants captured in New York, Rome, Moscow and Paris, in powerful black and white or striking colour. A true celebration of photography.
This volume also includes a text by the author in which he reflects upon photographic art and explains what prompted him to make this sort of director’s cut, this exceptionally personal selection, which brings together the works that, in his view, have made a contribution to the world of photography.
A small-format but high-voltage volume that, page after page, makes it clear why Klein is one of the summits of contemporary photography.

Size
180 x 248 mm
Pages
112 pages
Binding
Hardcover
Publication Date
2019
Publisher
Akio Nagasawa Publishing
Text
English / Japanese

William KLEIN

ウィリアム・クライン

Born 1928 in New York. His career as a fashion photographer began in 1955, followed in 1956 by the publication of New York. Breaking taboos in photography, he introduced a new style of audaciously blurry and out-of-focus pictures that went on to influence numerous photographers up to the present day. After New York, the series continued with Roma (‘59), Moscow (’64), and Tokyo (’64). In addition to working as a photographer, he also produced the fashion-related movie Qui etes-vous Polly Maggoo? A solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1995 established his reputation, which he had mainly earned in Europe, also back home in America. In Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography showed the ”Paris+Klein” exhibition in 2004, and in 2005, the ”William Klein Retrospective” exhibition was held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition “William Klein + Daido Moriyama” with Daido Moriyama at London’s Tate Modern in 2012-13 created a buzz not only in the realm of photography, but in the fashion and film worlds alike.

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