December 4, 2012 0

The Highest Bidder

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One month after Kurt Cobain killed himself, Courtney Love and the rest of her band Hole came to my studio for a photo shoot. She said she wanted to capture her grief on film. It was done as spec session with the idea that Spin could use an image of Courtney for their cover. The events of that photo shoot contain some serious classic rock and roll debauchery that only someone of Courtney’s caliber could deliver. I unfortunately will not be able to go into detail here. Years later while at the end of my tenure pretending to be an Art photographer and selling images thru Team Gallery in Chelsea, (They dropped me and signed Ryan McGinley, cant really blame them) we sold one of these Courtney images to an unknown collector. And now ten years after that sale, I get a mysterious email from my friend congratulating me. I said “that’s cool, what I do?” and he sent me this link to a PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY auction in London. My image is on page 12, right next to Steven Shore. Doesn’t get much better than that!

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