William Klein, ‘Dorothy blowing light smoke rings, Paris’, 1962, HackelBury Fine Art

Art size: 57 x 42.5 cm / 22.44 x 16.73 inches, Frame size: 66.8 x 52.5 cm / 26.3 x 20.67 inches. Larger prints available in an edition of 30, 75 x 105 cm or 120 x 150cm. Shot for and published in US Vogue and Vogue Paris in 1962, unseen until it's debut in London coinciding with William's retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, 2012-13. Price includes frame, excludes VAT or other applicable taxes and any shipping charges.

Signature: Signed, titled and dated on artwork label frame verso

Paintings Etc, HackelBury Fine Art, London 2012

From the studio of the Artist

About William Klein

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.

American, b. 1928, New York, New York, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights

Galerie de la Béraudière, 
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern