Date of Printing: 2000 • Medium: Photograph, RC print (B&W) • Subject Category: Photography - Art • Signed: Unsigned Period • Created: Post-Modern (1950 - 1999) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 23.5 x 18.8 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 25.5 x 20.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Pristine - new or as new • Edition Type: Original Print• Paper Type: Resin Coated Photographic Paper • Framed: Unframed
This is a portrait of the jazz pianist BUD POWELL used on his album "Jazz Original" from 1957, taken by famed photographer Herman Leonard.This print is a latter issue, most likely in 2000.Glossy resin coated paper.This is NOT a digital scan or print, but an original print developed in the dark room -- using classic techniques.Condition is PRISTINE.Please see photos.Record company credits on verso.
This print is part of our classic JAZZ MASTERS series of jazz & blues musicians.These were used as promotional photographs issued by their record companies, and sometimes were printed by the photographer themselves.
Herman Leonard’s photographs, now considered fine art collector’s items, are a unique record of the jazz scene in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Throughout his long life, he traveled and lived around the world, capturing images with his distinctive style. Whether he was photographing Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong or a street musician in his home in New Orleans, Herman's smile, warmth and engaging personality continued to open doors for him and his camera; to reveal a world we might have missed. Certainly Herman Leonard's iconic photographs will long be remembered not only for their enduring historic significance, but also for their breathtaking artistic beauty. They are part of the permanent archives of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., where they are considered as essential to American music history as Benny Goodman’s clarinet or Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. His legacy has continued to be honored with major touring exhibitions of his work including the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, the San Francisco Jazz Center (SFJAZZ), The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and The Clinton Presidential Center. President Bill Clinton has called Herman Leonard, "The greatest jazz photographer in the history of the genre."