Jimmy Page Offers Fine Art Photographic Prints for Sale
Last week, a portrait of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page marked a milestone for London’s National Portrait Gallery, and now the guitarist's official website has unveiled their own series of limited edition framed photos.
The Jimmy Page Fine Art Photographic Print collection is a collaboration between Jimmy Page and five legendary photographers who have been lucky enough to be part of Led Zeppelin history, capturing iconic images of the famed guitarist throughout his career.
The photo set contains three live photos of Page performing with Led Zeppelin: one taken in Copenhagen in 1970 by Jorgen Angel, another taken at the historic Earls Court Arena show in London in 1975 by Dick Barnatt, and the third was from a 1977 show in Chicago by Neal Preston. The fourth photo is a shot of Page’s weapons of choice -- a collection of his guitars set up at a show at the Oakland Coliseum in 1977 taken by Baron Wolman. The set is completed by a portrait of Page and his guitar taken by Ross Halfin in 2009.
The photos will be limited to 50 prints each, making them rare pieces of art. Each photo is numbered and signed by both Page and the photographer. The prints are currently available individually or as a deluxe portfolio boxset. Only ten deluxe portfolio boxsets have been produced, making them even more collectable.
The printing process was described by on his site in great detail: "Under strict supervision, each silver gelatin black and white photograph has been traditionally printed by hand from negative in a laboratory dark room on Ilford premium quality fibre based paper, the colour photograph is printed on Fuji Crystal archival paper." Through this process, the photos created are museum-quality works of art.
As with any great piece of art, the photos do come at a price. The individual prints have a starting price point of 1000 pounds and that price will only go up as the editions sell through. The full boxset is priced at 7000 pounds. Head over to JimmyPage.com for more details.