Jim Morrison, 1968 by Art Kane


Have a question about shipping?

When Art Kane was assigned to shoot Jim Morrison of The Doors for a photo essay in New Rock magazine in 1968, the photographer could not have found a more like-minded subject. Upon meeting, the two hit it off, discussing philosophy, literature and current events. ⁠

Kane, who took this image of Morrison in the closet of his hotel room at the Chateau Marmont, sought to create an image that mirrored the themes of malaise and doom that permeated Morrison’s lyrics. Upon opening the closet door, Kane remarked that it resembled a “lifeless chamber. I noticed the TV and instinctively moved it into the closet. I had visions of Jim Morrison kneeling behind it with the tube suggesting an x-ray image of his nerve center – his thoughts.”⁠

Estate Stamped

16" x 20" edition of 40

30" x 40" edition of 7

50" x 75" edition of 3

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

Acid free backing board - UV protection plexiglass - Black wood frame

Acid free backing board - 8-ply 100% Cotton rag matboard - Museum grade non-reflective plexiglass - Black stained ash hardwood frame