Roma + Klein



Roma + Klein

Past: October 5, 2011 → January 8, 2012

In 1956, after the publication of his already famous visual diary of New York, painter, graphic artist and photographer William Klein arrived in Rome at the request of Federico Fellini, who hired him as his assistant for the film “Notte di Cabiria”. Filming was delayed and Klein took the opportunity to wander around the city, armed with his camera and guided by such famous personalities as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ennio Flaiano, and Alberto Moravia: the new stars of the Italian literary and art world.

In the enchanting context of the 1950s, the photographer produced a new photographic series on Rome which was also to become a book, published in Italy in 1958 by Feltrinelli and in 1959 in France by Le Seuil.

Fifty years on, this exhibition, along with the republication of the book, once more celebrates Klein’s incredible visionary talent and his gesture of love for the Eternal City.

Curated by Alessandra Mauro

04 Beaubourg Zoom in 04 Beaubourg Zoom out

5-7, rue de Fourcy

75004 Paris

T. 01 44 78 75 00 — F. 01 44 78 75 15

Pont Marie

Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Fermeture les 25 décembre et 1er janvier (fermeture des expositions à 17h les 24 et 31 décembre)

Admission fee

Full rate €8.00 — Concessions €4,50

Gratuit aux moins de 8 ans, personne handicapée, personnel de la Ville, carte presse et les mercredis entre 17 et 20h

The artist

  • William Klein