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Gun 2, near the Bowery, NY
Gelatin silver print
9 3/16 x 13 5/8 ins
Howard Greenberg Gallery
© William Klein. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC.
Klein recalled that he was "very consciously trying to do the opposite of what Cartier-Bresson was doing. . . . I wanted to be visible in the biggest way possible. My aesthetics was the New York Daily News. I saw the book I wanted to do as a tabloid gone berserk, gross, grainy, over-inked, with a brutal layout, bull-horn headlines. This is what New York deserved and would get."
William Klein, in Jane Livingston, The New York School Photographs 1936-1963 (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1992), 314.