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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
16” x 20” Framed Silver Gelatin Print, 5/10
Sedat Pakay
1973

A Turkish reporter friend invited Pakay to tag along while she was interviewing Warhol at The Factory in New York City. Warhol walked under the moose head and Pakay got this great shot.






Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 2/10
Sedat Pakay
1968/2009

After several attempts Pakay was finally invited by painter Mark Rothko to his 19th Century stable studio in NYC where this portrait was taken. In the main studio Rothko was working on his large canvases which later were hung in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.






Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 2/10
Sedat Pakay
1968/2009

As a youngster, Pakay became aware of Steinberg’s wit through his cartoons in Turkish humor magazines. In 1968 Pakay visited Steinberg in his Greenwich Village studio which was filled with his drawings and collected objects.






James Baldwin

James Baldwin
20” x 16” Framed Silver Gelatin Print, 4/10
Sedat Pakay
1965

James Baldwin came to Turkey to get away from his New York and French lives so he might concentrate on his writing. Pakay was a student when he met Baldwin and besides becoming good friends he became Baldwin’s semi-official photographer. This one was taken at a coffee house in Istanbul and is considered one of the best. Pakay photographed Baldwin in various locations in Istanbul, in NYC and during his stay in Los Angeles while he was writing the screenplay for “Malcolm X” in 1970. Also in 1970 Pakay made a very personal film about Baldwin in Turkey: “James Baldwin: From Another Place” which received international acclaim.






Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1984/2009

Lauper performing her song “Time After Time” at NYC’s Pier 84 Summer Concert Series on 5 September 1984






Tina & Mick

Tina & Mick
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

Tina Turner and Mick Jagger rehearse their duet for the next day’s 13 July 1985 LIVE-AID Concert performance. During their act, Mick grabs at Tina’s dress and off it goes to reveal a leotard, much to the crowd’s delight.






Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1986/2009

Joni Mitchell performing during the final closing show of Amnesty International’s CONSPIRACY OF HOPE Tour at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on 15 June 1986.






Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Elvis Costello and The Attractions performing at NYC’s Pier 84 Summer Concert Series on 10 August 1983.






Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Former Yardbirds member and guitar legend Jeff Beck performing at the A.R.M.S. benefit concert on 9 December 1983 at Madison Square Garden in NYC.






Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Color Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Michael Jackson reunited with his brothers for a press conference on 30 November 1983 at NYC’s Tavern-On-The-Green (Central Park) to announce the upcoming JACKSON’S VICTORY Tour.






Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson
16” x 20” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1984/2009

Performance artist Laurie Anderson in concert at the Beacon Theater in NYC on 10 May 1984.






Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page
20” x 16” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Jimmy Page playing “Stairway To Heaven” on his double-neck Gibson SG at the A.R.M.S. Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC on 9 December 1983.






Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
20” x 16” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

During the recording sessions for the “Empire Burlesque” album, Dylan takes a break for a quick pose in the sound room at the Power Station recording studios in NYC in 1985.






John Entwistle - The Who

John Entwistle - The Who
16” x 20” Framed Digital Color Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1982/2009

The Who’s bassist, the late John Entwistle in a performance at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY on 13 October 1982.






Jimmy Page Strikes!

Jimmy Page Strikes!
16” x 20” Framed Digital Color Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Legendary former Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitar god Jimmy Page performing at the A.R.M.S. (Action for Research Multiple Sclerosis) benefit concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on 9 December 1983. This concert was a tribute to former Faces guitarist Ronnie Lane who was suffering from the disease.






Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel
16” x 20” Framed Digital Color Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Peter Gabriel performing in concert at Forest Hills Stadium, NY on 2 August 1983. During his song, “Lay Your Hands On Me”, Gabriel lets his body free-fall into the outstretched hands of the audience.






Page, Clapton, Beck and Wyman

Page, Clapton, Beck and Wyman
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Former Yardbirds guitar legends Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck share the stage with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman at the A.R.M.S. Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on 9 December 1983.






Culture Club

Culture Club
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

Boy George and his band Culture Club performing at NYC’s Pier 84 Summer Concert Series on 1 September 1983.






Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger
14” x 11” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

Mick Jagger performing during a 12 July 1985 run-thru for the LIVE-AID Concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA which was held the following day. Iwasiwka was a part of the exclusive team of photographers assigned to cover the events for the eventual LIVE-AID book.






Robert Plant

Robert Plant
20” x 16” Framed Digital Archival Print, 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

Singer Robert Plant reunites with former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones (John Collins on drums) at the LIVE-AID Concert at JFK Stadium In Philadelphia, PA on 13 July 1985.






Bob Dylan - Power Station

Bob Dylan - Power Station
20” x 16” Framed Digital Archival Print 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

Iwasiwka took this photograph of Dylan during a break in the Power Station Studios in NYC. Dylan was recording his “Empire Burlesque” album.






Tom Petty

Tom Petty
11” x 14” Framed Digital Archival Print 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1985/2009

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on stage at the LIVE-AID Concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on 13 July 1985.






Bono

Bono
16” x 20” Framed Digital Archival Print 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1983/2009

U2’s Bono performing at The Palladium in NYC on 11 May 1983.






Gina Harlow

Gina Harlow
14” x 11” Framed Digital Archival Print 1/10
Roman Iwasiwka
1980/2009

This was Iwasiwka’s first musical performance photo assignment. It shows Harlow playing her Rickenbacker bass at the legendary Max’s Kansas City in NYC.