The photography of Art Kane

We're proud to announce a new collection from the lens of celebrated photographer Art Kane.

Art Kane was quite simply a brilliant visionary whose legacy and legend live on today, and whose work remains unmatched. Kane made the legendary Harlem 1958 Jazz portrait, and his music archives include Louis Armstrong, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Frank Zappa, Cream, Eric Clapton, Sonny and Cher, Janis Joplin, and Aretha Franklin. He was the photographers’ photographer, an inspirational practitioner whose approach to portraiture is best summed up when he said “Performance shots are a waste of time, they look like everyone else’s. If you want to shoot a performer, then grab them, own them, you have to own people, then twist them into what you want to say about them.”

Kane died in 1995, but his legacy lives on through his amazing work. His son Jonathan curates his archive and releases small limited editions of these beautiful photographs. Each one is fully authenticated by his son, Jonathan Kane on behalf of the Art Kane estate.

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