Publisher: Contrasto, HackelBury Fine Art, Howard Greenberg Gallery
Size: 25 x 34,5 cm
Paintings, etc. features rare and unseen paintings from the late 1940s and early 1950s, a group of unknown abstract silver gelatin works, along with paintings for mural projects, drawings for Costumes and a poster for the film Mr. Freedom and some of the most important photographs taken in New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow around the 1950s 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. William Klein is a photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.