Comments/Context: While William Klein's brash street and fashion photography have already cemented their rightful place in photographic history, this show digs back to the very beginning of his career, where his transition from painter to photographer was taking place. It provides clues to Klein's evolving graphic sensibility and chronicles his early experiments using photography to achieve gestural, painterly results.
Collector's POV: The photographs in the show are priced between $14000 and $30500; the paintings are generally NFS, except for the huge mural, which is $105000. Klein's work is routinely available in the secondary markets for photography, particularly his later prints. Prices have ranged between roughly $1000 and $145000, with the top end of that range reserved for vintage prints of his most iconic images.
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022