Photographer Art Kane focus of July 21 talk in Margaretville
MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. >> The life and work of Art Kane, an influential photographer of the 20th century, will be discussed in a program hosted by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the society’s hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville.
“Marking Time” is the title of an illustrated talk by Kane’s son, musician and photographer Jonathan Kane, who spent a fair portion of his youth in Margaretville, where his famous father owned a house for almost 30 years, from 1963 to 1991. It was a period when Kane was creating some his most visionary work in fashion, editorial and travel photography, celebrity portraiture and nudes.
In 1958, Kane assembled the greatest legends in jazz and shot what became one of his most famous images, Harlem 1958. In the 1960s and 1970s, he photographed, among others, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Janis Joplin, the Doors, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.