January sees the start of an exhibition of work from one of rock’s finest photographers under the name Art Kane: Visionary Portraits 1958 – 68 at the Snap Galleries in Birmingham.
Kicking off his photographic career with a portrait of 57 of the worlds most famous Jazz musicians for Esquire in 1958, Kane went on to snap just about anyone worth capturing for the next two decades in his own individual style – The Rolling Stones (pictured here), Bob Dylan, The Who, Cream, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa – they’re all here.
Alongside the iconic images (Sonny and Cher underwater – the inspiration for that Nirvana sleeve 25 years later for example), there are new photographs too – including unpublished Art Kane studio portraits of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey from the mid-sixties. And if the images catch your eye, limited edition copies will be available, each fully authenticated by Jonathan Kane on behalf of the Art Kane estate.
Art Kane : Visionary Portraits 1958 – 68 runs from 12th January to 12th March 2008. For further details or directions to the gallery, check the website.
Find out more at the Snap Galleries website