"As a kid, William KLEIN dreamt of living in Paris like MAN RAY, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein and other American refugees. In 1948, demobilised there by the U.S. Army, he decided to stay - to get away from his family in New York and become a painter. In a short time he found a new family, recognition for his talent and Jeanne, his partner up to today.
Photo volume 'Paris+Klein' combines both black-and-white and color photographs, dating from the first, taken by him in the sixties, to those shot only a few days before the printing of the first French edition in March 2002: the streets, politics, the anonymous and the famous, fashion, festivities, sports, death. Witness the day-to-day life of the city through William KLEIN's vision: ironic, strange, violent, humorous and ultimately moving. Painter, photographer, graphic designer, moviemaker, American in Paris, William KLEIN escapes pigeonholes, categories and movements." (© d.a.p., 2005)
About the American photographer, William KLEIN (b.1928, in New York)
Photo books by and on the work of William KLEIN
- Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 22,5 x 28 x 2 cm., 256 pp., 65 color ills., text language: English