Steven Klein (artist)

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Steven Klein (born April 30, 1965) is an American photographer. He is based in New York City.

History[edit]

After studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, he moved into the field of photography. Klein shot high-profile advertising campaigns for various clients including Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Nike and is a regular contributor to magazines including American and Paris Vogue, i-D, Numéro, W and Arena.[1] His work has featured in numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Gagosian Gallery, California and the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery in Florence. Klein is well known for his Interview,[2] and W Magazine editorials with various celebrities, including Madonna,[3] Tom Ford,[4] Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,[5] Rihanna [6] and Lady Gaga whom he directed the music video Alejandro for. He often works with lighting director David Devlin. He shot the promotional pictures -including the album cover- of Britney Spears' third studio album, Britney.

X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS[edit]

In 2003, Klein collaborated with Madonna, creating an exhibition installation named X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS. It included photography from the photoshoot in W Magazine and seven video segments. The installation ran from March 28 to May 3, 2003 in New York gallery, Deitch Projects, it then travelled the world in an edited form.[7]

The title of the exhibition comes from a song called "X-Static Process" on Madonna's 2003 album American Life.

A coffee table book was also released to accompany the exhibition which retailed for $350 and limited to 1000 copies. The book was designed by Giovanni Bianco and was hand-bound and printed in Italy on customized paper with brushed cotton paper slipcase.

Madonna later used video from the exhibition in her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour during the performances of "The Beast Within" and "Vogue". Madonna has become a frequent collaborator with Klein, having used his photography on the albums Confessions on a Dance Floor and Hard Candy. He has also contributed videos to her 2006 Confessions Tour and various magazine photo shoots.

He later worked with Lady Gaga on numerous occasions including a music video for "Alejandro (song)", the album cover for Gaga and Tony Bennett's album "Cheek to Cheek", as well as two fragrance campaigns.

Videography[edit]

Concert backdrop videos[edit]

Films[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

Museum exhibitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steven Klein. SHOWStudio. Retrieved March 1st, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.interviewmagazine.com/search/steven+klein
  3. ^ Madonna: Celebrities: Wmagazine.com
  4. ^ Tom Ford: Fashion: Wmagazine.com
  5. ^ Domestic Bliss: Celebrities: Wmagazine.com
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.artfacts.net/index.php/pageType/exhibitionInfo/exhibition/93186/lang/1
  8. ^ Tietjen, Alexa (3 October 2017). "If Shoes Could Kill: Steven Klein Unveils 'Fetish' Exhibit at Sotheby's". WWD. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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