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Jim Morrison Caricature 1967, “The American Poet” photoshoot, New York City, 1967 age 24.
Morrison, “Mr. Mojo Risin'” was an American singer, songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead vocalist of the rock band The Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, wild personality, performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history.
In 1967 at his New York studio, Joel Brodsky’s “Young Lion” photoshoot created what have now become the most recognizable portraits of Jim Morrison – capturing the self styled Lizard King at the peak of his physical and artistic powers. The Doors were poised to release two magnificent albums that year, their self-titled debut, The Doors, and Strange Days.
This iconic image entitled “The American Poet” appeared on the covers of The Doors first two albums, and subsequently on The Soft Parade and many greatest hits compilations.
Morrison co-founded the Doors during the summer of 1965 in Venice, California along with keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
The Doors hits: “Hello, I Love You”, “Light My Fire”, “People Are Strange”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Riders On The Storm”, “Break On Through”, “Roadhouse Blues”, “Touch Me”, “L.A. Woman”, “Love Her Madly” and “The End”.
Morrison died on July 3, 1971 in Paris, at age 27. He was found by Pamela Courson in a bathtub at his apartment. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure, although no autopsy was performed, as it was not required by French law. His death was two years to the day after the death of the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and approximately nine months after the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. All were 27 years of age.
“This photograph is considered to be the most iconic image of Morrison. By that time, he was so drunk he was stumbling into the lights and we had to stop the session. He wasn’t a wild drunk – actually he was kind of quiet – but his equilibrium wasn’t too terrific. Still, he was great to photograph because he had a very interesting look. It seemed like a good session to me… Morrison never really looked that way again, and those pictures have become a big part of The Doors’ legend. I think I got him at his peak.” — Joel Brodsky
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185