Joel Brodsky - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Joel Brodsky was a music photographer inextricably linked to the music and visual identity of the 1960s and 1970s. His photographs were used on the covers of more than 300 albums by the leading musicians of the day including Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, KISS and, in the case of the present photograph, The Doors. this arresting portrait of their frontman, Jim Morrison, appeared on the cover of their greatest hits album, The Best of the Doors. Aptly capturing Morrison's tenacious energy, this image later became known as "the young lion" and to this day remains one of the most iconic photographs of the legendary artist.

    This print served as the approval print for both the edition of 25 and the edition of 3 and is one of two prints signed by the artist.


Jim Morrison, The Doors, The American Poet, New York City

Archival pigment print, printed later.
32 1/8 x 31 1/2 in. (81.6 x 80 cm)
Signed, numbered T.P. 2/2 in pencil and blindstamp credit in the margin.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $30,000

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4 April 2012
New York