Weegee (arthur Fellig) Vintage Photo Of Jazz Trumpeter Bunk Johnson C. 1940′s

Weegee (arthur Fellig) Vintage Photo Of Jazz Trumpeter Bunk Johnson C. 1940's

Weegee (arthur Fellig) Vintage Photo Of Jazz Trumpeter Bunk Johnson C. 1940's

Weegee (arthur Fellig) Vintage Photo Of Jazz Trumpeter Bunk Johnson C. 1940's

WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG) VINTAGE PHOTO. “BUNK JOHNSON AFTER A BUSY SATURDAY NIGHT, ” SILVER GELATIN (c 1940′s), 10 x 13, PUBLISHED IN WEEGEE’S PEOPLE. WEEGEE/PHOTO REPRESENTATIVE STAMP AND PENCIL NOTATIONS ON REVERSE. MATTED AND FRAMED TO AN OVERALL SIZE OF 16 X 20. IN FINE CONDITION WITH ONE CREASE TO THE TOP RIGHT. His career spanned four decades on both coasts as well as Europe. His images of dead gangsters and his own flamboyant personality established his reputation as New York’s “crime photographer, ” a reputation and persona he nurtured. The New York Museum of Modern Art. Acquired some his photographs and many of his images have appeared in multiple books. In the 1950′s and 1960′s he experimented with photo distortions and photography through prisms (kaleidoscope) that created caricatured images. In 1931 he lost his trumpet and his front teeth when a fight broke out at a dance that stopped his musical career for a few years until he was rediscovered in 1939 and made his first recordings in 1942. These recordings propelled Johnson into public attention and he toured with his band to New Orleons, San Francisco, New York (where Weegee captured this photo), Boston, San Francisco, etc. He suffered from a stroke in late 1948 and died the following year. This is our 31. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD338 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. International Buyers Please Note. Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! The item “WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG) VINTAGE PHOTO OF JAZZ TRUMPETER BUNK JOHNSON C. 1940′S” is in sale since Thursday, November 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Risqué\Contemporary (1940-Now)”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 10 X 13
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1940′S
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: BUCK JOHNSON JAZZ TRUMPETER
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

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