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Robert Davidson

Frank Zappa, Royal Garden Hotel London, 1967 (Untitled 2), 1967

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Lot 37
Gelatin silver print
34.0 x 34.0 in (86.4 x 86.4 cm)
Edition of 19
Signed and numbered on recto


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Informally known as the "Zappa Krappa," Robert Davidson captured this iconic image of Frank Zappa sitting on a toilet in a London hotel room in 1967. As a musician, Zappa's work was characterized as nonconformist and rebellious. Here, Davidson's intimate portrait of Zappa depicts him at a nonchalant, rock-and-roller unafraid to defy popular American culture.

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About Robert Davidson

Scottish photographer Robert Davidson is best known for his iconic and candid snaps of the biggest names in rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. Some of his best known portraits include American musician Frank Zappa and British groups: the Move, the Moody Blues, and the Rolling Stones.