EXHIBITION: WILLIAM KLEIN - PAINTINGS, ETC.
at Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, USA
Have you got plans for the next days? If not here’s an exhibition you might want to visit: The Howard Greenberg Gallery presents William Klein’s work in the exhibition ‘Paintings, etc.’
The photographs range from early experiments with bulbous curves of light and stark Mondrian-like barns, to sharp high fashion and blurry, kinetic street scenes.
“I had an experience that was kind of backward,” he said, explaining how as a young man working with an Italian architect he went from painting to shooting. “Instead of thinking that photography was a step down, it brought me a step up, to transpose and modify things.”
“What you see here in this show is the very fluid interplay between what people usually see as polar opposites: abstraction and figuration,” said Mr. Campany, who also wrote the introduction for ‘William Klein: ABC,’ published by Abrams.
“Klein isn’t interested in purity. It’s not about distinguishing media. It’s about the between spaces. Some think the show is schizophrenic. But you can see a graphic sensibility that holds it all together.”
Find more information and pictures on the Lens Blog.
Running through April 27, 2013
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