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EXHIBITION: International Center of Photography ICP Announces Major William Klein Retrospective Exhibition in Summer 2022
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Mar 12, 2022
Summary
On View 
June 3, 2022—September 12, 2022
Location
79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

William Klein: YES 

Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013


NEW YORK, NY— The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces a major retrospective exhibition showcasing the work of William Klein in summer 2022. The first U.S. exhibition devoted to Klein’s work in more than a generation, William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013 will fill ICP’s entire museum space and spans Klein’s career from a studio assistant to Fernand Léger in Paris in 1948 through photographing Brooklyn in 2013. William Klein: YES will be on view at ICP from June 3 through September 12, 2022, and is curated by David Campany, ICP’s Curator-at-Large.

William Klein: YES will feature more than 200 works, including photographs, paintings, films, photobooks, and other media from Klein’s six-decade career. A fully illustrated catalogue, written by David Campany and published by Thames & Hudson, will accompany the exhibition.

William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker. Few have transformed as many fields of art and culture as William Klein. From his wildly inventive photographic studies of New York, Rome, Moscow, and Tokyo to bold and witty fashion photographs; from cameraless abstract photography to iconic celebrity portraits; from documentary films about Muhammad Ali, Little Richard, and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers to fiction films about the beauty industry, imperialism, and consumer culture, Klein has made every form and genre his own. Through it all runs his distinct graphic energy and deep affection for humanity’s struggles through the chaos of modern life.

Born in Manhattan in 1928, Klein visited the city’s art museums as a teenager and longed to get to Europe. By 1948 he was in Paris where he studied at the Sorbonne, worked briefly under artist Fernand Léger, and where he has lived ever since. For decades he juggled commercial assignments around the world with personal projects in photography, film, painting, and publishing. His output was prodigious. There were few exhibitions until the late 1980s, when he began to look back at his achievements. Gaining the admiration of younger generations, he returned to the fashion world and continued to make groundbreaking films and photobooks.

Exhibition Support
William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948-2013 has been made possible, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and public funds New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support is generously provided by ICP's Exhibitions Committee, Louis Berrick, Andrew Cowan and Howard Greenberg Gallery. William Klein: YES
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker. Few have transformed as many fields of art and culture as ...
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