William Klein, ‘Mary Lou, I'm in Trouble’, 1954, Heritage Auctions
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William Klein

Mary Lou, I'm in Trouble, 1954

Gelatin silver
13 × 17 3/4 in
33 × 45.1 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet measures 16 x 20 inches; cornered in to a window mat measuring 20 x 24 …

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Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on verso.
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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.

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Condition Report: Sheet measures 16 x 20 inches; cornered in to a window mat measuring 20 x 24 inches; one half moon crease to the lower left quadrant; possible retouching near the left edge, center, and lower center.

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Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on verso.
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Mary Lou, I'm in Trouble, 1954

Gelatin silver
13 × 17 3/4 in
33 × 45.1 cm
Bidding closed
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