William Klein: Iconic Practice

As part of the 2017 Photo London Commissions, photographer and filmmaker William Klein has been asked to develop a new 18-metre mural for the space, presented in association with HackelBury Fine Art, following on from the Wolfgang Tillmans’ 2016 presentation. With a career spanning over half a century, Klein first created the Mural Projects in Milan in 1951, large-scale architectural painted panels, which, in 1952 inspired Klein’s earliest experiments with photography, which then led directly to his invitation to work for Vogue in 1954.

18-21 May, Photo London, Somerset House. For more information: www.photolondon.org

1. William Klein, Backstage Who are you, Polly Maggoo? 1966. Courtesy of Photo London.