It is very exciting to me that Michael Maltese has allowed me to list a number of his original photographs, never before seen or published. This is especially wonderful since it is an original, One Of One, no others produced.
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 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 Color photo of Pete Townshend onstage with The WHO. It is signed and dated August 11, 1967, by photographer Michael Maltese, from his "Lost Collection."
Size: 11" x 18" including margins. The image itself measures 8" x 15".
This is Number 1 of an edition of only 1. There were NO Artists Proofs.
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 WHO 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.
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