Harlem, 1958 by Art Kane


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August 12, 1958 in Harlem, New York, Art Kane accomplished his first major photography assignment. Shot for Esquire Magazine at 17 East 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenue, Kane captured fifty eight jazz giants with his Hasselblad camera. The legendary musicians present included Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Mary Lou Williams, Horace Silver, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins and more. This image earned Kane his first Art Directors Club of New York gold medal for photography and is renowned for its impact on Jazz history globally.

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16" x 20" - Edition of 100

30" x 40" - Edition of 7

50" x 75" - Edition of 3

© Art Kane. All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced without permission

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