William Klein - Photographs London Friday, May 19, 2023 | Phillips
  • ‘‘The jubilation of painting recalled the celebration of taking the photo.’’
    —William Klein

    For William Klein, his unique, hand-painted contact sheets were ‘another way of dealing with and showing a photograph.’ Here, Klein has painted over his enlarged contact-sheet strip, showing models applying makeup backstage, with bold strokes and blocks of colour.

    • Provenance

      Directly from the artist, 2012


Maquillage Backstage, Paris

Unique gelatin silver print with enamel paint, mounted.
49.6 x 59.5 cm (19 1/2 x 23 3/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated in ink/pencil on the reverse of the mount.

Full Cataloguing

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £11,430

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London Auction 19 May 2023