Apr 18, 2019 - Sale 2506

Sale 2506 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ART KANE (1925-1995)
A Great Day in Harlem. Silver print, the image measuring 16 1/4x23 3/4 inches (41.2x50.3 cm.), the sheet 20x24 inches (50.8x61 cm.), with Kane's signature, in pencil, on recto. 1958; printed 1980s

Additional Details

Kane assembled "57 of the coolest cats [and kittens] in jazz," among them Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Gene Krupa, Mary Lou Williams, Roy Eldridge, Milt Hinton, and Lester Young, at 17 East 126th Street. The idea for the picture was Kane's, who was then a young art director at Esquire magazine. This was his first photo assignment, and the picture quickly became iconic.