Close Up by William Klein
First Edition, First Printing, 1989
Signed by William Klein
This is a signed first edition, first printing of “Close Up” published by Thames and Hudson, New York in 1989. After taking a decade long break from photography after the publication of his cities series to pursue filmmaking, William Klein returned to the world of photography with this lavish production. Containing 80 full-bleed double-page duotone plates, the book features images of Muhammad Ali in Zaire, the Pope at Lourdes, the 1988 Democratic Convention, Sumo wrestlers in Tokyo, a Rolling Stones concert, and many others never before published. The book also contains a brief introductory text by William Klein.
Measuring approximately “13.5 x 10”, the book is bound in rich black hard boards with white titles on cover and spine in an illustrated dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in FINE- condition with a shadow crease to the upper right of the dust jacket (barely discernable unless you look very closely. I missed it at first because of the mylar cover) and a few bumps to the front board. The book is protected by a mylar cover. Overall, the book is in excellent condition and a highly collectible copy of this important title.
The book has been signed and dated on the title page by William Klein.
Photographs of the book appear in the photo section of the listing.