Black and Light

William KLEIN

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Signed/Limited Edition: 1000

A work collection published in "Black and Light" exhibition held in London in 2015.
Includes "Experimental work" A "drawn by light and its trajectory" in the darkroom produced in the 1950s.
With Klein's own book design, the rich hue of monochrome is beautifully reproduced.

*Some friction marks on cover and back cover.

Book Size
280 x 280 mm
64 pages
softcover/ spiral-bound
Publication Date

William KLEIN


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.

Publications of William KLEIN