Art Kane was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. A bold visionary, Kane’s work encompassed fashion, editorial, celebrity portraiture, travel, and nudes with a restless and innovative eye, and he gravitated towards strong colour, eroticism and surreal humour. Of that handful of elite post-World War II photographers, Art Kane was the wild child. Unflinching, uncompromising and unsentimental, Kane’s focus was on what would happen next.

We featured Art Kane’s music photographs in a gallery exhibition in 2008. Now it is time to widen out the net, and this time we present a carefully curated selection from across his entire archive. The exhibition runs 11 December to 14 February, and coincides with the publication of a retrospective book of his career by our good friends at Reel Art Press.

One of my favourite images from the exhibition is the photograph we feature on the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Taken by Art Kane for a 1962 fashion shoot, the ‘Astronaut’ portrait is available to purchase as a limited edition in a choice of three sizes, in small limited editions. It is available to order now, with price and size options here

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