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Stan Getz, Cosmo Alley, Hollywood

22 x 18.5 in. (55.88 x 46.99 cm)

William Claxton (Pasadena, California, 1927 - 2008, Los Angeles, California) Artist

Object Type: Photography
Medium and Support: silver gelatin print on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Ann Salzer and Earl Retif
Accession Number: 2018.9.21

Web Notes
William Claxton is a photographer known for his capturing of the grit and glamor of 1960s artists. His interests were in celebrities, attempting to capture their intimate moments within their craft. His work exudes a lavish quality, highlighting a monumental era.

Stan Getz, Cosmo Alley, Hollywood is a photograph capturing this noteworthy saxophonist. Taken in a dark setting, the photograph has a film-noir quality, accentuating Getz’ body and saxophone. The overhead light sits perfectly, giving attention to no one other than the artist at work. 

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