Art Kane /   Arthur Kanofsky

United States 1925 - 1995


Art Kane
Arthur Kanofsky
United States
April 18, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

Art Kane became, at age 26, the art director for Seventeen magazine, one of the youngest art directors of a major publication. He began to explore his passion for photography, eventually studying under the legendary Alexey Brodovitch. In 1958, he got an assignment that would launch his career as a photographer, when he assembled 57 legendary jazz musicians, for Esquire magazine in 1958 in Harlem. Eventually the Esquire photograph would become the basis for a documentary, A Great Day in Harlem.

Featured image: Art Kane – We the People, 1961 – image courtesy of the artist