William Klein, ‘Dorothy + light outline’, 1962, HackelBury Fine Art

Shot for and published in US Vogue and Vogue Paris in 1962, recently rediscovered. Price includes frame, excludes VAT or other applicable taxes and any shipping charges.

Series: Fashion + Light

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

Image rights: © William Klein / Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art, London

Will be seen in public for the first time at Photo London 2017

First published in Vogue, 1962

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

Group Shows

Leica Gallery, 
San Francisco, CA, USA,
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
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