2014.12.5(Fri.) - 2015.1.18(Sun.)
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*The Gallery will be open December23,January 11.as these days are public holidays.
*The Galley will be closed for the year-end and new Year Holidays from 12/29 to 1/6
We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “William Klein: TOKYO 1961” at AKIO NAGASAWA Gallery.
William Klein has continuously been active in the front lines in a wide range of areas, working as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine, a movie director, and a photographer who continues to capture urban sceneries in unique ways. Following New York (1956), Rome (1956) and Moscow (1961), the photographs of Tokyo that are shown here represent part 4 of Klein’s series themed around cities. In pictures of pachinko parlors, the stock market, strippers, billboards and neon signs, he portrays a chaotic Tokyo in the middle of the period of rapid economic growth.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the exhibition along with the new edition of the photo book TOKYO 1961 that will be published around the same time.
William Klein, TOKYO 1961 (Special edition)
2014 / Akio Nagasawa Publishing / limited edition of 100 copies / numbered & hand-signed / 355×260mm / hardcover slipcase / 200 pages / contains one original print (numbered & hand-signed, 10 copies each of 10 different types) / ¥324,000.-
William Klein, TOKYO 1961 (New Edition)
2014 / Akio Nagasawa Publishing / limited edition of 1,000 copies / numbered & hand-signed / 355×260mm / hardcover / 200 pages / ¥32,400-
William Klein, TOKYO 1961 (Booklet edition)
2014 / Akio Nagasawa Publishing / 355×260mm / softcover / 24 pages / ¥３,240
Edition of 1,000 copies each in Japan and France
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.
TOKYO 1961 (Booklet Edition)
Oversize softcover booklet featuring a small selection of plates from William Klein's Tokyo 1961 (New Edition). A well printed teaser for the much larger full book.
TOKYO 1961 (New Edition)
The last book in William Klein's series themed around cities following New York (1956), Rome (1956) and Moscow (1961). The book was reissued in a new edition in 2014, 50 years after the first edition was published. The cover is designed by Klein himself, while the original edition is preserved. The camerawork is superb, capturing the whole picture of Tokyo in 1961, a time of rapid economic growth and the hustle and bustle of the city three years before the Tokyo Olympics.