Photographer Steven Klein is known for his influential
imagery in fashion, advertising and art. His work is unlike most
photographers working in the same genres, for his images tend to
impact the viewer with multiple meanings, or as Jean Genet would
put it, as "signs charged with signs."
His shoots with Madonna, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake,
Tom Ford and David Beckham have pushed the envelope in regards to
what is considered "celebrity photography." His subjects
are willing to become other than themselves for him and at times
venture into controversial regions. His highly charged imagery is
found in such diverse places such as American Vogue, W Magazine,
Italian and French Vogue, and on every cover of L'Uomo Vogue.
His work has been featured in major galleries and museums worldwide,
such as his "Case Study#13" show at the Gagosian Gallery,
LA in 2005, and the "X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS" installation at
Deitch Projects, NY in 2003. This fall he will have exhibitions
in Moscow, Tokyo, the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, the Museum
of Contemporary Art Bucharest, the Salamanca (Spain) Contemporary
Art Center, the Katonah Museum of Art in upstate New York and early
next year he will be part of a group exhibition about Fashion and
Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Klein has
also been written about in many fine art magazines such as Artforum
and Art Review.
He has done advertising work for D&G, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and
Alexander McQueen among others. As a photographer he is interested
in Pop Culture, Subcultures and modern trends in everyday life.
At times his work can be subversive in its eroticism and fetishism.
Images are language and it is the language Steven Klein speaks fluently.
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Valley of the Dolls Image # 03 - C-Print 2005
18 x 24" print / 24 x 34" frame - Edition of 5
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