Jefferson Airplane, 1968 by Art Kane


Jefferson Airplane, 1968 by Art Kane

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"When Kane did a cover story for LIFE on rock musicians in 1968...he was in high enough demand that LIFE approved his request to spend thousands of dollars—an outsized sum for a photo shoot at the time—to construct translucent cubes in which to photograph the Jefferson Airplane. The stacked cubes had a dual meaning in Kane’s concept for the shoot: First, he needed to make the Airplane fly. Second—and lost on all but the most discerning readers—they invoked sugar cubes, a common delivery system for LSD."

Eliza Berman, TIME Magazine

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Art Kane was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Kane’s work encompassed fashion, editorial, celebrity portraiture, travel, and nudes with a relentless and innovative eye. Kane pioneered photographic storytelling by investing his images with metaphor and poetry, effectively turning photography into illustration. In 1958, Kane assembled the greatest legends in jazz and shot what became one of his most famous images, Harlem 1958. In the 1960s and 1970s, he photographed, among others, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Janis Joplin, the Doors, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan. In his lifetime Kane was honored by almost every photo-design organization in the United States and his contributions to photography continue to resonate to this day.