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Aretha Franklin performing in New York City, 1967 — Limited Edition

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Aretha Franklin

by, Lawrence Fried

  • American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin performing on television during an episode of the American TV series 'The KRAFT Music Hall' themed 'Woody Allen Looks at 1967', New York City, 1967.

    by, Lawrence Fried

    Edition of 25
    Estate stamped and authenticated on the reverse by a representative of the Lawrence Fried Archive
    Gelatin Silver Print
    Unframed and shipped flat

    Available in size: 12x16 inches

  • Available in size: 12x16 inches

  • Gelatin Silver Print

    Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.

    Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.

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Iconic Images owns or represents many of the world’s most renowned photographers, selling fine-art, limited edition prints, creating international touring exhibitions, consigning fine art prints and books to more than 30 galleries worldwide, publishing high-end books and resourcing luxury fashion brand collaborations and editorial image licensing to the world’s leading newspapers, magazines and documentary production companies.

About the Artist Lawrence Fried

Lawrence Fried (1926-1983) was a renowned photojournalist who documented political, social, and artistic events for leading publications including Look, Life, The New York Times, and Vogue. He excelled at capturing the essence of his subjects, from established luminaries like Billy Wilder and Marlene Dietrich to emerging stars such as Audrey Hepburn and James Dean. Fried's portfolio also includes iconic images of musicians like Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan, as well as visual artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol.

Remembering His Legacy Lawrence Fried

Fried's illustrious career spanned from covering the Vietnam War to photographing world leaders like Chang Kai-shek and John F. Kennedy. A favorite of the Kennedys, he captured memorable images of Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy, with his work adorning book covers and residing in prestigious collections like the Smithsonian Institution. As a respected figure in the photography community, Fried advocated for photographers' rights and co-founded The Image Bank. Today, his daughters are diligently archiving his extensive collection of original prints, ensuring his legacy endures.