[Kerouac, Jack. (1922–1969)] Goldblatt, Burt. (1924–2006)
Original photograph of the American novelist and Beat poet by photographer Burt Goldblatt. Kerouac is shown next to a window, smoking a cigarette, in a portrait created as part of a photoshoot for the cover of the 1959 LP "Jack Kerouac - Blues and Haikus." Copyright label from Goldblatt on the verso. One small yellow stain in the center of the image; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm). NB: This item is copyrighted (c)Burt Goldblatt/CTSIMAGES and purchase of this item does not include reproduction rights of any kind without permission.
Photographer, designer and author Burt Goldblatt is best-known for designing the covers of jazz albums. Among those he captured on record covers were Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Charles Mingus. A regular visitor to jazz clubs, he often visited musicians at work to photograph them, and was well-known by jazz musicians. The New York Times wrote that his style "encompassed black-and-white portraits and studio photographs, inspired by film noir, as well as gritty street scenes, often abstractly overlaid with flat colors, evoking a sense of urban night life. Expressionistic line drawings of performers in action were also in vogue."