Janis Joplin, Standing Nude, San Francisco, 1967
© Bob Seidemann

Janis Joplin, Standing Nude, San Francisco, 1967

By Bob Seidemann
About the image

Celebrated San Francisco-based photographer Bob Seidemann's images of rock and blues legend Janis Joplin - who happened to be his close friend - are the most iconic ever taken of her.

Shot in 1967, the year she recorded her first album with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and delivered a show stopping performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, this exquisite semi-nude portrait is beautifully compelling on an emotional and artistic level. 

It was made at the end of the photosession when Janis asked Bob to photograph her without clothing. 

This photograph first appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine at the time of Janis' death. It has appeared in many books including Art of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated History, By Thomas Albright.

Release Notes:

  • These photgraphs were printed in 1996 by Bob Seidemann as silver gelatin prints from the original negative made in 1967.

  • Seidemann produced 11" x 14", 16" x 20", and 20" x 24" size prints, and each photograph was signed and dated on the front and back (Printed by Bob 1996, negative made 1967).

  • The 11" x 14" is a limited edition of only 20 pieces; the 20" x 24" size is sold out.

Collector's Notes:
These photographs come directly from Bob Seidemann's personal archive of photographs that were left behind when he passed away in 2017. A very small quantity of signed photographs were left and they are now very rare and highly sought-after by collectors.

Photographs that are purchased will typically ship within a few days and buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery.

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