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Lee Friedlander
b. 1934
'JAZZ & BLUES'
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 37,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
36
Lee Friedlander
b. 1934
'JAZZ & BLUES'
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 37,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Lee Friedlander
b. 1934
B. 1934
'JAZZ & BLUES'
(New York: Q. E. D. Editions, 1983, an edition of 50 numbered copies and 7 artist's proofs), a portfolio of 7 photographs, dye-transfer prints, each signed, titled and numbered 'AP/1' by the photographer in pencil and with his copyright/credit and date stamps on the reverse, each within an individual wrapper, 1959-73, printed in 1983; together with the printed title/plate list/colophon, numbered 'AP/1' in an unidentified hand in ink.  Folio, rust-colored cloth portfolio with flaps and ties and printed label, an artist's proof in a total edition of 57
Various sizes to 14 3/8 by 9¾ in. (36.5 by 24.8 cm.)
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Catalogue Note

The plates include:

Miles Davis

Robert Pete Williams

John Coltrane

Aretha Franklin

Joe Turner

Ray Charles

Milt Jackson

A long-time fan of jazz and blues, Friedlander began his career as a photographer in the early 1950s, when this music was emerging from the marginalization of 'race' music into the musical mainstream.  Friedlander's first commercial photographs were taken in Los Angeles, where he socialized with artists and musicians and shot his first album covers.  In 1955, he moved to New York and worked freelance for Atlantic Records and RCA, creating some of the most recognized album covers of the day.  Friedlander's work for these companies continued into the 1960s, in which decade he also embarked upon his series on New Orleans jazz. 

Photographs

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