William Klein, ‘Atom Bomb Sky, New York’, 1955, Howard Greenberg Gallery
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William Klein

Atom Bomb Sky, New York, 1955

Gelatin silver print; printed later
27 3/4 × 41 1/4 in
70.5 × 104.8 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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William Klein
American, b. 1928
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The social documentary tendencies of William Klein’s oeuvre find their roots in his hometown of New York City. Though he began as a painter working in Paris and Milan, Klein was enticed back to the U.S. by photography and immediately began working for Vogue. Klein's first assignment was to create a photo-journal of New York, a project that began his raw city portraits (succeeded ones of by Rome, Tokyo, and Moscow) where he aimed to personally intervene in the images, unlike the "invisible camera" of his predecessor Henri Cartier-Bresson. Though working for Vogue primarily to fund projects such as photo books and his now cult-films (like Who Are You Polly Maggoo), Klein became a renowned and revolutionary photographer both in fashion and elsewhere. He is best known for his garish and controversial images; grainy, high-contrast, and always via wide-angle lens.

William Klein, ‘Atom Bomb Sky, New York’, 1955, Howard Greenberg Gallery
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William Klein
American, b. 1928
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The social documentary tendencies of William Klein’s oeuvre find their roots in his hometown of New York City. Though he began as a painter working in Paris and Milan, Klein was enticed back to the U.S. by photography and immediately began working for Vogue. Klein's first assignment was to create a photo-journal of New York, a project that began his raw city portraits (succeeded ones of by Rome, Tokyo, and Moscow) where he aimed to personally intervene in the images, unlike the "invisible camera" of his predecessor Henri Cartier-Bresson. Though working for Vogue primarily to fund projects such as photo books and his now cult-films (like Who Are You Polly Maggoo), Klein became a renowned and revolutionary photographer both in fashion and elsewhere. He is best known for his garish and controversial images; grainy, high-contrast, and always via wide-angle lens.

William Klein

Atom Bomb Sky, New York, 1955

Gelatin silver print; printed later
27 3/4 × 41 1/4 in
70.5 × 104.8 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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