© William Klein
© William Klein 

Painted Contacts + Photographs - William Klein

13/09/2019 - 02/11/2019

4 Launceston Place 
W8 5RL London


The gallery Hackelbury presents the exhibition Painted Contacts + Photographs by William Klein.
The works in Painted Contacts + Photographs represent the totality of William Klein’s artistic practice by combining iconic aspects of his photographic, cinematographic, and painting career. The pieces on view span iconic moments in fashion and street photography including Smoke + Veil; Muhammad Ali, Miami; and Gun 1. They reference William Klein’s key films such as Muhammed Ali, The Greatest (1969) and In and out of fashion (1994). The scale of these works and their graphic paint strokes reference Klein’s earliest painted panel works, for which he first gained international attention.