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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    WILLIAM KLEIN (B. 1926)

    Anne St. Marie and Isabella, Queensboro Bridge, New York (Vogue), 1959

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    WILLIAM KLEIN (B. 1926)
    Anne St. Marie and Isabella, Queensboro Bridge, New York (Vogue), 1959
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed and titled in pencil (on the verso)
    17 7/8 x 13½in. (45.5 x 34.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York;
    acquired 2007.


    Pre-Lot Text

    'There was a wonderful iconoclastic talent seizing what it saw. I thought it should be let loose. In the fashion pictures of the Fifties, nothing like Klein had happened before.... In my opinion he was the first to bring into photography what Léger achieved in art -- the glorification of the life and rhythms of the street.' -- Alexander Liberman


    Literature

    American Vogue, July 1959;
    Bailey and Harrison, Shots of Style, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985, p. 82;
    Klein, In and Out of Fashon, Random House, 1994, p. 76.