'Paris + Klein'

William Klein always dreamed of living in Paris, like Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, and other like-minded artists and writers.

In 1948, stationed by the United States Army in Paris, he stayed--and fled his family and America to become a painter.

He quickly found another family and recognition for his talent.

Today, one is tempted, like critic Anthony Lane, to say that he is "the American in Paris." PARIS + KLEIN gathers together hundreds of photographs shot by Klein from the time he first picked up a camera in the 1960s until he put it down, momentarily, to put together this book.

In his signature color and black-and-white compositions, jostled to the brim with more information than a single camera lens was ever expected to take in, we find: men in the street, celebrities, demonstrations, fashion, the police, politics, races, the metro, soccer, death. . .

The whole life of a capital seen through the lively, acidic, melancholic, humorous, ironical, and moving eyes of William Klein.

William Klein

DAP


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