I am so proud to offer this original photograph (it is Number 1 of an edition of only 2) by Noted Rock and Roll photographer Michael Maltese, of Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention) on stage.
Michael Maltese lived in the Baltimore/Washington DC area during the late '60s and 70's, a time when major venues were opening and emerging names were playing the area on a regular basis. A budding photographer with a passion for music, he began talking his way into shows and snapping the performances, shooting with natural light and processing his own work. He also loved doing unplanned candid photos of stars. As you see from this photo, he was actually on the stage when he snapped this.
He produced most of his work during 1967-73, until "the industry grew beyond its fun period," at which time he placed his negatives and transparencies in storage for 30 years. In 2005, he began printing some of his work and making it available to collectors for the first time, including a number of never-before-published images, taken backstage and during performances. His "Lost Collection" included more than 30 of the greatest names of that era in music, including the Rolling Stones, Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Joe Cocker.
This is an unframed Black and White photo of Frank Zappa of the Mothers of Invention on stage. It is signed and dated November, 1967, by photographer Michael Maltese, from his "Lost Collection."
Measures 18" x 12" inches including margins. The picture itself measures 14" x 11".
This is Number 1 of an edition of only 2. There were NO Artists Proofs. This is a Silver Bromide print made directly from the original 35 mm negative.
The photo is in Very Good to Excellent Condition.
I would think that such a rare photograph of one of the greatest names of Rock and Roll might well appreciate in value through the years. What a fantastic gift this would make for a Neil Young fan. Perhaps for Mother's Day or Father's Day or Birthday? A fan will be able to look at this photo and think back and feel young again.
I am so honored that Michael Maltese is allowing me to list some major pieces of his work. If any of my clients have a particular favorite artist or band from that greatest era of Rock and Roll, please let me know, and perhaps Michael will let me list another treasure of your choosing.
Remember that we offer layaway with no interest charges for up to four months. Perhaps this belongs in layaway for a Christmas gift that will be a favorite.
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