Art Kane (American, 1925-1995) The Who With Flag, 1968, printed later

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Art Kane (American, 1925-1995)
The Who With Flag, 1968, printed later

Sold for £ 17,750 (US$ 24,553) inc. premium
Art Kane (American, 1925-1995)
The Who With Flag, 1968, printed later
no.1 from a limited edition of 3, digital C-Type print by Griffin Editions, printed on a wide format lightjet printer on archival Fuji Crystal Archive colour paper, featuring The Who asleep under a Union Jack flag taken at The Charles Schurz Monument in Morningside Park, New York, for Life magazine, taken from the original 1968 colour transparency, scanned on a high performance Heidelberg drum scanner with maximum optical resolution of 19,200 dpi, framed in Perspex
sheet 127 x 190.5cm (50 x 75in)

Footnotes

  • This work is accompanied by a copy of the certificate of authenticity signed by Jonathan Kane on behalf of The Art Kane Estate, dated 2008.

    Kane described The Who as 'cute little ruffians, they made me think of Dickens, of Fagin's gang from Oliver Twist.'

    Knowing that Pete Townshend and John Entwistle wore jackets made from the British flag, Art Kane decided to enrobe the band in two Union Jack flags sewn together. Kane instructed them to pretend to be asleep at the base of the Karl Schurz monument. He saw the image as an homage to a Henri Cartier-Bresson photograph of a vagrant asleep in London's Trafalgar Square. Originally photographed in 1968 for Art Kane's legendary Life magazine photo essay 'The New Rock', it was later used by The Who for the soundtrack album cover and publicity posters for their 1978 movie The Kids Are Alright.
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Art Kane (American, 1925-1995) The Who With Flag, 1968, printed later
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