The Who, 1968 by Art Kane


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The Who wrapped in the Union Jack in Morningside Park in New York City. This photo was used for the movie poster of their 1978 documentary "The Kids are Alright" and the cover of its soundtrack.

Photographer Art Kane had the idea to wrap the band in a British Flag, and two were sewn together for the session. The photoshoot started in his Carnegie Hall studio, before switching locations to Morningside Park, near NYC’s Columbia University. Here he had them pose sleeping, agains the base of the Karl Schurz monument. Kane’s signature surrealism and irreverence is evident in this photo. An underexposure in overcast conditions produced deeply saturated colors, causing the flag to stand out from the dark background.⁠

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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

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