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Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York

22 x 16.5 in. (55.88 x 41.91 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: 2018.9.22

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.

Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York is a photograph depicting the musician at work. The subjects differing outfits are highlighted, and the sheet music visible. Ray Charles’s passion is contrasted by the Raylettes composed nature. She looks at him caringly, lost by his talent. 

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