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Lee Friedlander: American Musicians

Lee Friedlander, Aretha Franklin, 1968. © Lee Friedlander; Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Luhring Augustine is pleased to present American Musicians, a solo exhibition of works by Lee Friedlander. Opening in our Tribeca location on June 9th, this show marks the gallery’s second with the artist and will highlight a selection of Friedlander’s iconic images of American musicians. Featuring notable jazz, country, and blues artists, the photographs trace the history of post-war American music across four decades, from the 1950s to the early 1980s. 

In the 1950s Friedlander began photographing jazz musicians in Los Angeles, and from there his deep interest in music led him to become a house-photographer for Atlantic Records in New York. Over the course of the next few decades, in his capacity with Atlantic as well as working independently, he documented some of America’s greatest musicians, artists such as John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Orenette Coleman, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and many others. The photographs show the musicians in all aspects of their lives and work: recording in the studio, performing, on tour, as well as more intimate behind-the-scenes images and portraits. Friedlander’s photographs capture some of the most memorable moments of American musical artistry, and many of the images would later grace the covers of countless notable albums by these artists. In 1998 D.A.P. published American Musicians, a monograph that presents the portfolio in its entirety.

Evident throughout the American Musicians series is Friedlander’s interest in the American social landscape as well as his signature approach to image-making. His surprising off-kilter angles and dense, multilayered compositions create unusual and dynamic juxtapositions in which personal and cultural ephemera comingle, and dramatic shadows or objects encircle figures. A 1956 image catches a sliver of golden light as it illuminates a crescent of Sarah Vaughn’s upturned face in an otherwise surrounding darkness. In another work from 1956, an extraordinary moment is captured when Louis Armstrong’s trumpet underlines the word “Voice” in a banner that extends behind him. A 1982 photograph of Allan Jaffe depicts the tubist tightly surrounded by his instrument and a collection of various memorabilia. Portraying his subjects with a deep reverence, sincerity, precision, and at times, sly humor, Friedlander celebrates these great figures and their significant influence on American culture.

Lee Friedlander, born in 1934, began photographing the American social landscape in 1948. With an ability to organize a vast amount of visual material in dynamic compositions, he has made humorous and poignant images among the chaos of city life, dense natural landscape, and countless other subjects. Friedlander is also recognized for a group of self-portraits he began in the 1960s, reproduced in Self Portrait (1970)an exploration that he turned to again in the late 1990s, and published in a monograph by Fraenkel Gallery in 2000. Friedlander’s work is held by major collections including Art Institute of Chicago; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others.

Artworks Nested Slideshow

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Lee Friedlander
Carter Family, 1960s 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 17 1/8 x 17 inches (43.5 x 43.1 cm)
Sheet: 18 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches (47.3 x 46.3 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carter Family, 1960s 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 17 1/8 x 17 inches (43.5 x 43.1 cm)
Sheet: 18 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches (47.3 x 46.3 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Billie Holiday, 1959
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 3/4 inches (33 x 22.2 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Billie Holiday, 1959
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 3/4 inches (33 x 22.2 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Jimmy Rushing, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Jimmy Rushing, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Chet Baker, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Chet Baker, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1960s
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (44.4 x 44.4 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1960s
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (44.4 x 44.4 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Johnny St. Cyr, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Johnny St. Cyr, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Pee Wee Marquette and Count Basie, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Pee Wee Marquette and Count Basie, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Fred McDowell, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches (18.6 x 28.3 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Fred McDowell, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches (18.6 x 28.3 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Allan Jaffe, 1982
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Allan Jaffe, 1982
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Joe James, Westwego Fireman’s Hall, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (21.6 x 32.4 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)Framed: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Joe James, Westwego Fireman’s Hall, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (21.6 x 32.4 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)Framed: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, New York City, 1955 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches (37.4 x 37.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, New York City, 1955 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches (37.4 x 37.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Frank Sinatra, Los Angeles, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (37.4 x 34.3 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Frank Sinatra, Los Angeles, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (37.4 x 34.3 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Bud Powell, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Bud Powell, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Johnny Cash, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/4 inches (45.7 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Johnny Cash, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/4 inches (45.7 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/8 inches (50.8 x 49.2 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/8 inches (50.8 x 49.2 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Lester Flatt, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, 1968
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (25.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (29.5 x 41.9 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Lester Flatt, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, 1968
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (25.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (29.5 x 41.9 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Tammy Wynette, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 x 17 inches (43.1 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Tammy Wynette, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 x 17 inches (43.1 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Billy Walker, 1963
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches (43.5 x 42.2 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Billy Walker, 1963
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches (43.5 x 42.2 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1966 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.4 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1966 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.4 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (37.1 x 24.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (41.2 x 28.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (37.1 x 24.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (41.2 x 28.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches (50.4 x 48.9 cm)

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches (50.4 x 48.9 cm)

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (50.4 x 44.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (50.4 x 44.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 12 x 17 inches (30.4 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 12 x 17 inches (30.4 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Yusef Lateef, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 16 x 15 1/2 inches (40.6 x 39.3 cm)
Sheet: 18 x 16 1/2 inches (45.7 x 41.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Yusef Lateef, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 16 x 15 1/2 inches (40.6 x 39.3 cm)
Sheet: 18 x 16 1/2 inches (45.7 x 41.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Sarah Vaughan, 1956
Pigment print
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Sarah Vaughan, 1956
Pigment print
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ray Charles, 1958
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 19 7/8 x 13 inches (50.4 x 33 cm)
Sheet: 21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ray Charles, 1958
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 19 7/8 x 13 inches (50.4 x 33 cm)
Sheet: 21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Roland Kirk, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (44.1 x 42.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Roland Kirk, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (44.1 x 42.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ruth Brown, 1956
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (27.3 x 27.3 cm)
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches (32 x 33.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Ruth Brown, 1956
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (27.3 x 27.3 cm)
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches (32 x 33.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Charlie Mingus, 1959
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 1/2 inches (50.8 x 49.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Charlie Mingus, 1959
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 1/2 inches (50.8 x 49.5 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Duke Ellington, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 11 3/4 inches (45.7 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Duke Ellington, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 11 3/4 inches (45.7 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
J.J. Johnson and Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
J.J. Johnson and Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, 1956
Gelatin Silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

 

Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, 1956
Gelatin Silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 17 3/4 x 12 1/8 inches (45 x 30.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 17 3/4 x 12 1/8 inches (45 x 30.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Dinah Washington, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (46.3 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Dinah Washington, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (46.3 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (44 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (44 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (38.1 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (38.1 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968 
Pigment print
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.8 x 37.8 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.9 x 42.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968 
Pigment print
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.8 x 37.8 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.9 x 42.9 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 5/8 inches (45.7 x 44.7 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 5/8 inches (45.7 x 44.7 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
David Fathead Newman and Ray Charles, 1958
Pigment print
Image: 12 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (31.1 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/4 x 20 inches (36.2 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
David Fathead Newman and Ray Charles, 1958
Pigment print
Image: 12 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (31.1 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/4 x 20 inches (36.2 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
King Curtis, 1966
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 13 1/8 x 18 inches (33.3 x 45.7 cm)

Lee Friedlander
King Curtis, 1966
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 13 1/8 x 18 inches (33.3 x 45.7 cm)

Lee Friedlander
Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman, Ed Blackwell, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32.3 x 45 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman, Ed Blackwell, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32.3 x 45 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 12 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches (30.8 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 12 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches (30.8 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Lee Friedlander
Carter Family, 1960s 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 17 1/8 x 17 inches (43.5 x 43.1 cm)
Sheet: 18 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches (47.3 x 46.3 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Billie Holiday, 1959
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 3/4 inches (33 x 22.2 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Jimmy Rushing, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Chet Baker, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 8 1/2 inches (33 x 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Carl Perkins, 1960s
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (44.4 x 44.4 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Johnny St. Cyr, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Pee Wee Marquette and Count Basie, 1957 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Fred McDowell, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches (18.6 x 28.3 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Allan Jaffe, 1982
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Joe James, Westwego Fireman’s Hall, 1958 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (21.6 x 32.4 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)Framed: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Ella Fitzgerald, New York City, 1955 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches (37.4 x 37.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Frank Sinatra, Los Angeles, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (37.4 x 34.3 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Bud Powell, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (37.4 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Johnny Cash, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/4 inches (45.7 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/8 inches (50.8 x 49.2 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Lester Flatt, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, 1968
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (25.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (29.5 x 41.9 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Tammy Wynette, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 x 17 inches (43.1 x 43.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Billy Walker, 1963
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.4 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches (43.5 x 42.2 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Lefty Frizzell, 1966 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.4 x 43.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (37.1 x 24.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (41.2 x 28.5 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches (50.4 x 48.9 cm)
Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 3/8 inches (45.7 x 44.1 cm)
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (50.4 x 44.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969
Pigment print
Image: 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 12 x 17 inches (30.4 x 43.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Yusef Lateef, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 16 x 15 1/2 inches (40.6 x 39.3 cm)
Sheet: 18 x 16 1/2 inches (45.7 x 41.9 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Sarah Vaughan, 1956
Pigment print
Image: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Ray Charles, 1958
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 19 7/8 x 13 inches (50.4 x 33 cm)
Sheet: 21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.5 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Miles Davis, 1969 
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.7 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.8 x 42.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Roland Kirk, 1971
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 3/4 inches (38.1 x 37.4 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (44.1 x 42.5 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Ruth Brown, 1956
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (27.3 x 27.3 cm)
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches (32 x 33.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Charlie Mingus, 1959
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 1/2 inches (45.7 x 44.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 1/2 inches (50.8 x 49.5 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Duke Ellington, 1956 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 11 3/4 inches (45.7 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
J.J. Johnson and Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, 1956
Gelatin Silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

 
Lee Friedlander
John Coltrane, 1960 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 17 3/4 x 12 1/8 inches (45 x 30.8 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Dinah Washington, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (46.3 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Coleman Hawkins, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.4 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (44 x 31.1 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Solomon Burke, 1967
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 15 x 14 1/2 inches (38.1 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968 
Pigment print
Image: 14 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (37.8 x 37.8 cm)
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches (42.9 x 42.9 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Aretha Franklin, 1968
Pigment print
Image: 18 x 17 5/8 inches (45.7 x 44.7 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 19 3/4 inches (50.8 x 50.1 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
David Fathead Newman and Ray Charles, 1958
Pigment print
Image: 12 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (31.1 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/4 x 20 inches (36.2 x 50.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
King Curtis, 1966
Iris print on rag paper
Image: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet: 13 1/8 x 18 inches (33.3 x 45.7 cm)
Lee Friedlander
Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman, Ed Blackwell, 1960
Pigment print
Image: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32.3 x 45 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
 
Lee Friedlander
Louis Armstrong, 1956
Gelatin silver print
Image: 12 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches (30.8 x 45.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
 

Installation Views

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Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
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Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 
Lee Friedlander , American Musicians 

Contact

For further information about the artist, please contact Sasha Helinski at sasha@luhringaugustine.com.

For press inquiries, please contact Caroline Burghardt at caroline@luhringaugustine.com.

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