William Klein - Photographs New York Friday, April 5, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Directly from the artist, 1970s
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Literature

    Klein,William Klein New York 1954-55, for all
    Aperture, William Klein: Photographs, New York, cover, pl. 26–27
    Caujolle, William Klein, exh. cat., Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, 1985, pl. 5
    Kozloff, William Klein: Life is Good & Good for You in New York: Trance Witness Revels, pp. 178–79
    Tate Publishing, William Klein: ABC, cover, pp. 26-27

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles Include:

    Dance in Brooklyn, 1954
    Spanish Harlem, 1954
    Upper Broadway, 1954
    57th Street, 1954
    Horn & Hardart’s, 1954
    5th Avenue, 1954
    Xmas Macy’s, 1954
    First Avenue, 1955
    Near the docks, 1955
    Sweeney’s, 3rd Avenue, 1955
    St Patrick’s Day, 1955
    Elsa Maxwell’s Toy Ball, 1955


New York 54/55

Paris: Atelier J.M. Bustamante-Bernard Saint-Genes, 1978. Twelve gelatin silver prints.
Each 8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm) or the reverse
Each signed, numbered 'No. 1', and annotated 'Portfolio NY 1954-55' in pencil on the verso; each additionally titled in pencil on the mat. Signed and numbered '1' in pencil on the colophon. This portfolio is number 1 from an edition of 50 and 10 artist's proofs. Enclosed in the black cloth clamshell box with stamped title.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $24,130

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New York Auction 5 April 2024