William Klein Painted Contacts by William Klein - 1 William Klein Painted Contacts by William Klein - Cover William Klein Painted Contacts by William Klein - 3 William Klein Painted Contacts by William Klein - 4 William Klein Painted Contacts by William Klein - 5

William Klein Painted Contacts

William Klein

£16.50 £29.99

Working at the nexus of painting and photography, William Klein conceived this original series when he was in the process of reviewing other photographers’ contact sheets for a film he was making. Referencing the age of film photography, when photographers selected images by circling individual negatives on a contact sheet... ​​Read More

Working at the nexus of painting and photography, William Klein conceived this original series when he was in the process of reviewing other photographers’ contact sheets for a film he was making. Referencing the age of film photography, when photographers selected images by circling individual negatives on a contact sheet with brightly colored grease pencils, Klein’s works invent a new kind of art object that organically marries painting and photography. The resulting pieces are enormous mural-sized works in which bold, kinetic color frames and reframes enlarged black-and-white images from throughout his career. Klein’s iconic fashion and street photography, always gritty and bold, is given a new immediacy and relevance in this second life. In his foreword to this edition, Klein describes these works as “all brush strokes and jubilation. The jubilation of painting recall[s] the celebration of taking the photo.”

Published by Prestel
Forward by Alex Haas
20 x 29 cm
Hardcover
140 pages
2021
English
ISBN 978-3-7913873-1-4
In Stock