NEW YORK, NY (September 13, 2022)—The International Center of Photography (ICP) will extend its major retrospective exhibition of the work of William Klein, following the death of the legendary artist in Paris on September 10.
William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013 will be on view through Thursday, September 15, 2022 with special open hours on Tuesday, September 13th 11am to 7pm, Wednesday, September 14th 11am to 7pm and Thursday, September 15th 11am to 9 PM. The exhibition was originally scheduled to close on September 12.
The exhibition presents nearly 300 works, filling ICP’s museum building with photographs, paintings, films, photobooks, and other media from Klein’s expansive and boundary-pushing six-decade career. The first U.S. exhibition devoted to Klein’s work in more than a generation, William Klein: YES is curated by David Campany, ICP’s Curator-at-Large. Campany has worked with Klein for over a decade to bring together the diverse strands of Klein’s global practice in painting, graphic design, street photography, fashion photography, documentary film, fiction film, and books. A fully illustrated book, written by Campany and published by Thames & Hudson, will be published at a later date.
“Through seven decades of extraordinary output, Klein juggled many lives – as a painter, street photographer, fashion photographer, designer, maker of books, writer, documentary filmmaker and fiction filmmaker,” said Campany. “He was a visionary in all ways, disregarding the social and artistic attitudes of his time to cut a unique path both in his commercial work and his personal projects, and across all media. Innovative and uncompromising, he opened countless doors for subsequent image makers around the world. We are deeply saddened by his death.”
Admission: Adults $16; Seniors (62 and Over), Students (with Valid ID), Military, Visitors with Disabilities $12 (caregivers are free); SNAP/EBT card holders $3; ICP members, ICP students, and all visitors 16 years old and under are free. Admission is by suggested donation on Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM.
Admission to ICP is by timed ticketed entry only to ensure limited capacity and other safety standards are met. Tickets can be reserved online at icp.org/tickets. Visitors are asked to arrive during the 30-minute window of their timed ticket to help ensure a safe flow in the lobby. For more information, read ICP’s updated Visitor Information and Accessibility guidelines and policies.
William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948-2013 has been made possible, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and public funds New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Significant support is provided by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP. Additional support is generously provided by ICP’s Exhibitions Committee, Louis Berrick, Andrew Cowan and Howard Greenberg Gallery.
About the International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since its inception, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions, provided thousands of classes, and hosted a wide variety of public programs. ICP launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in January 2020. Located at 79 Essex Street, ICP is the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing, one of the most highly anticipated and expansive mixed-use developments in New York City. ICP pays respect to the original stewards of this land, the Lenape people, and other indigenous communities. Visit icp.org to learn more about the museum and its programs.
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