Adding to his distinction is his great artistry, which reaches beyond the still image into both film and painting. His refusal to compromise adds to his allure of celebrity.
Amongst his extensive list of accolades, in 2012, Klein received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award at the annual Sony World Photography Awards in recognition of his work in the field of photography.
His work has been exhibited across the globe, including the US, Russia, Italy, China, England, France, Spain, Switzerland and, most recently in 2012/13, a critically acclaimed showcase at the TATE Modern in London. Klein’s work is in the collection of The Guggenheim Museum (New York), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), The Tate Modern (London), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).