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William Klein  1928, US

Rank (2014): 803 

Artwork:

William Klein, Smoke and Veil
Smoke and Veil, 1958
Contessa Gallery

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Country
USA 61
France 34
Germany 21
United Kingdom 12
Italy 12




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Artist Rank
Robert Frank  293 33
Diane Arbus  195 31
Weegee  704 31
Irving Penn  681 29
Henri Cartier-Bresson  193 29




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  Gallery Fifty One, Belgium 6
  ICP - International Center of Photography, USA 6
  Howard Greenberg Gallery, USA 6
  Polka Galerie, France 5



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1928 Born in New York, NY (US)

Lives and works in Paris (FR)

Died in (FR)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 196  Please report missing Information



until 27.5.2015
   Group Show 2014 - Bocconi Art Gallery - BAG, Milan Send message

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2013
   William Klein retrospective exhibition - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
   William Klein: Fashion + Street - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY

2012
   William Klein: Paintings Etc - HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London
   William Klein - Rome + Klein - Maison de la Photographie, Lille
   William Klein - In & Out Of Fashion - Espace Soardi, Nice

2011
   Rome + Klein - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
   Klein + 10 collectionneurs - Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon

2010
   William Klein - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   William Klein - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2008
   William Klein - Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan
   Painted Contacts - Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris
   William Klein - Dressage - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

2007
   Life is art art is life, maybe - Galerie Lumiere, Seoul
   William Klein - Films+Photos Books & Painting - MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
   Prints 1955 - 2007 - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY

2005
   William Klein - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

2004
   Paris + Klein - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   William Klein - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

2003
   William Klein - Old and new work - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
Description and image  William Klein - Tokyo 1961 - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
   Street Smarts: Photographs by William Klein - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2002
   Parigi + Klein - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
   Paris + Klein - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

2001
   William Klein - Painted Contacts 1996-2001 - - Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2009)

1998
   New York 1954-55. William Klein - Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño

1997
   William Klein: New York 1954-55 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
   William Klein - Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
   William Klein - Fotografien - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

1994
   William Klein: In and Out of Fashion - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1992
   William Klein - Galerie Mosel und Tschechow , Munich

1990
   William Klein - Konsthallen Trollhättan, Trollhättan
   William Klein - Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

1989
   William Klein - Close up - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen

1987
   William Klein - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne

1983
   William Klein - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

1982
   William Klein - Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
   William Klein - Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse

1980
   William Klein - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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2014
   The Rush And Calm, Moments In The City - Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague
Description and image  End of an Era: Artistic Practices and Techniques of Analogue Photography - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   Paparazzi! Fotografen, Stars Und Künstler - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
   Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
   Roesler Hotel 26# - Spectres - Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
   Paparazzi ! Photographes, stars et artistes - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
   Fotogiornalismo E Reportage - Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena
   Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited - Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

2013
   Color! American Photography Transformed - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Description  The Mediterranean Experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and meaning. - MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
   More Than A Likeness - McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
   In God We Trust - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
   Vanity. Fashion Photography from the F.C. Gundlach Collection - National Museum in Cracow / Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Krakow
   Désir de collection - Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon
   [blv] 5, Finir En Beauté - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône

2012
   Fashion Clicks - Photographica Fine Art, Lugano
   A Selection Of Vintage And Contemporary Photographs - ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Zurich
   New York: Stieglitz to Titarenko - Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
   William Klein + Daido Moriyama - Tate Modern, London
   William Klein and Daido Moriyama - ARGENTIC, Paris
   William Klein /Daido Moriyama - Polka Galerie, Paris
   Gaze - The Changing Face of Portrait Photography - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
   Howard Greenberg, Collection - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Collection Freddy Denaës - Ex nugis seria - Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse
   American Photography - Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg
   Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker - UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
   Gun - Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, CO
   Der Mensch und seine Objekte - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen

2011
   Beyond Style - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   Salon Style - Atlas Gallery, London
   Vanity - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
Description and image  Dangerously Young - Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent
Description  Eyes On Paris - Paris Im Fotobuch 1890 Bis Heute - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   Harper's Bazaar: A Decade of Style - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   Fashion - The Story Of A Lifetime - Noorderlicht Fotogalerie, Groningen
   No Title, No Theme - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography - Steven Kasher Gallery, New York City, NY
   Masters of American Photography - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
   The Industrial Modern - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Description  Night Vision: Photography After Dark / The Howard Gilman Gallery, 2nd floor - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   Itinérances (#13) - Polka Galerie, Paris
   Of women´s modesty and anger - Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
   Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
   Zeitgeist & Glamour - NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf
   Viewing Rm. - Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

2010
   Staff Picks 2010 - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
   Ali + Klein & Co (#11) - Polka Galerie, Paris
   The Unseen Eye: Photography from the collection of W.M. Hunt - Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
   Photo Saint-Germain-des-Près - Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris
   New York, New York - L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York City, NY
   Polaroid Icons - Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
   Art Paris 2010 - Polka Galerie, Paris
   Action! (#8) - Polka Galerie, Paris
   Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959 - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2009
   The Magic of Photography - Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID
   Colleziona 2010 La scena e il sogno delle fotografie - Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan
   Something for Everyone - Hamiltons Gallery, London
Description and image  EX NUGIS SERIA d'Afrique et d'ailleurs... - Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne
   Icons - Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich
   Masters of Photography - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   a BLACK & WHITE show - Galerie Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, Paris
   Polaroid - Atlas Gallery, London
   Picturing the Process: The Photograph as Witness - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   Glitz & Grime: Photographs of Times Square - Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NY
   A Gallerist's Choice-Group Show - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Description  Dans l'oeil du critique - Bernard Lamarche-Vadel et les artistes - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Description  Reality Revisted - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   Fashion is Big - Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
   This Is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

2008
   Une place apparemment inoffensive - Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne
   EL ARCHIVO UNIVERSAL. La condición del documento y la utopía fotográfica moderna - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Mujeres en plural - Fundacion Canal, Madrid
   Street & Studio. Eine urbane Geschichte der Fotografie - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   One Way, One Ticket - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
   Modern Photographs—The Machine, the Body and the City - Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
   Photography Now - HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London
   Street Art, Street Life - Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NY
Description  Fashion in the Mirror: Self-Reflection in Fashion Photography - The Photographers' Gallery, London
Description  Fashion Photography - ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Zurich
   Street & Studio: an urban history of photography - Tate Modern, London
   Amb i contra el cinema. Entorn del Maig del 68 - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
   Times Square - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and works of art Contessa GalleryKiller Looks: Iconic Fashion Photography - Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH Send message
   Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
   Kolekcja Transphotographiques - Art Stations Foundation, Poznan
   Kolekcja Transphotographiques - Stary Browar, Poznan
   POST-WAR PERSPECTIVES 1945 -1960 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   The New York Scholl 1936-63 - Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich
   Photographic Formalities: From Ansel Adams to Weegee - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   25 years A Celebration - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Description, image and works of art Contessa GalleryOut of the Crate: New Acquisitions - Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH Send message
   RETRATOS DE OTRO SIGLO. Colección fotográfica del Ayuntamiento de Vigo - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   Italie - doubles vision - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
   On the Street - The New York School of Photographers - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   Mapping the City - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   Fashion - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
   New York, NY - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   Accrochage - Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich

2006
   Colleziona - Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan
   L'Humain dans la Collection de l'Imagerie - L´Imagerie, Lannion
   The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938–1958 - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   The street: Pioneers of 20th-century photography - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
   The Beach - 2006 - Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, NY
   Mass Media Manipultion - Photomeetings, Luxembourg
   Groupshow - Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
   Summer Vacation - Photographs from the Collection - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Description  A Curator´s Eye: The Visual Legacy of Robert A. Sobieszek - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
   Black Panther Party for self-defense - - La B.A.N.K, Paris (closed)
   Black Panter Party for self defence - MU, Eindhoven
Description  AFAL 1956-1963 - El grupo Fotográfico - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla
   My Collection - Museo Ken Damy, Brescia
   Passeur d´Images - - Aliceday, Brussels (closed, 2013)

2005
   Invito al Collezionismo - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
   Storie di sguardi - Forma - Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan
Description  Magic Moments II Exhibition - Leica Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Description  On The Street - The New York School of Photographers - Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
   La Photographie á l'Épreuve - IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

2004
   Wer bietet mehr? - Fünfzehn Jahre Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   Paris des photographes - Fotografien aus der Sammlung des Centre Georges Pompidou - Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg
   Important Photographs from a Private Swiss Collection - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Photography from the Book to the Museum - MNAC Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
   Italia. Doppie visioni - Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
   Je m'installe aux Abattoirs - La collection d'art contemporain d'Agnès b. - les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse

2003
   Herb Ritts Private Collection - Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Group Show - Rebecca Container Gallery, Genoa
   Pelé - The King Through The Eye of The Camera - Elastic Residence, London
   New York - Capitale de la photographie (1900 – 2000) - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne

2002
   New York: Capital of Photography - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Sans commune mesure - Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
   Through the Looking Glass - Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
   Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950 - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Description  New York - Capital of Photography - The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
   Oeil pour oeil: Collection Privée de Lyon - Le RECTANGLE - Centre d´Art de la Ville de Lyon, Lyon

2001
   Masquerades - Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA
Description  Presence and Loss - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Ciudad abierta: Fotografía urbana 1950-2000 - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao

2000
   Process / Reprocess - Japan and the West - Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City, NY

1999
Description and image  Augenblick und Endlichkeit - Museum Ludwig, Cologne

1998
   Backstage - Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Fifty from the Fifties - Galerie Utermann, Dortmund
Description  L. Fritz Gruber - Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
   Waterproof/A Prova de Agua - Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB, Lisbon

1997
   The Last Party: Nightworld in Photographs - Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
   L'œil du collectionneur - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   By Night - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
   The Gun: Icon of Twentieth Century Art - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
   temporary translations - Sammlung Schürmann - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

1991
   La Vitesse - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

1990
   Group Show - - Galerie Max Hetzler - Cologne, Cologne (closed, 1993)
   The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers And Artists Respond In The Time Of Aids - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1988
   Master Photographs From the "Photography in the Fine Arts" Exhibitions, 1959–1967 - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1987
   Le geste oublié - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
   American Dreams - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1982
   Les choix de l'œil : la photographie depuis 1940 - Musee du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, QC

1981
   Les choix de l'œil : la photographie depuis 1940 - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

1980
   Photography of the Fifties: An American Perspective - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1964
   The Photographer's Eye - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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Belgium

 Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp

Canada

 Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

France

 Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon
 Galerie Thierry Marlat, Paris

Germany

 Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich

Italy

 Photology, Milan

South Korea

 Galerie Lumiere, Seoul

United Kingdom

 Eyestorm, London
 HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London
 Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

USA

 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
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 Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
 Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
 L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York City, NY
 Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 Guy Hepner Contemporary, West Hollywood, CA
 Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL

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Austria

 Albertina, Vienna

Canada

 National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON
 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Denmark

 The National Museum of Photography - The Black Diamond, Copenhagen

France

 FRAC Poitou-Charentes - Angoulême, Angoulême
 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
 Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan
 IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

Japan

 Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
 National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo

Switzerland

 Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur

USA

 MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
 Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

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