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Leni Sinclair Art

German, b. 1940

Leni Sinclair, born Magdalene Arndt, is an American photographer and radical political activist who lives in Detroit. She has photographed rock and jazz musicians since the early 1960s. She was the co-founder of the White Panther Party along with John Sinclair and Pun Plamondon. Sinclair is a recognized leader of the 1960s–70s counter-cultural movement in Detroit, which she amply documented through vivid and dramatic photography. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Sun Ra.

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Artist: Leni Sinclair
President Jimmy Carter, Detroit, 1976
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jimmy Carter photograph Detroit, 1976: This timeless, silhouette-like photograph of President Jimmy Carter was captured by the legendary Detroit photo-journalist & counter cultural ...
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1970s Photorealist Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Leni Sinclair Charles Mingus photo Detroit 1974 (photographer Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Charles Mingus by Leni Sinclair: This elegant, well-defined photo of Jazz legend, Charles Mingus was shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair in 1974; Sinclair was 2016’...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Aretha Franklin Detroit 1976 (Aretha Franklin photograph by Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Aretha Franklin by Leni Sinclair: The 'queen of soul,' Aretha Franklin shot in Motown by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, this year's Kre...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Aretha Franklin photograph Detroit 1980
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Aretha Franklin photograph by Leni Sinclair The 'queen of soul,' Aretha Franklin shot in Motown by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year (see The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016) Archival inkjet print Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches including borders (image: 9x 12 inches) Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins. Very good condition. Acquired directly from artist. Lot 180 is an authorized primary dealer rep of Leni Sinclair About Leni Sinclair Sinclair is a recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit, which she amply documented through vivid and dramatic photography...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Bob Marley photograph Detroit 1978 by Leni Sinclair
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Bobby Marley Photograph by Leni Sinclair: Reggae icon, Bob Marley, 1978 by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair: 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist. Photographed by S...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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FELA KUTI photograph Detroit 1986 (Leni Sinclair Fela Kuti)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
“Fela in Detroit” by Leni Sinclair: This much iconic Fela Kuti photograph was captured by legendary Detroit counter cultural photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016’s Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year. Of recent note, this image has been featured in The New York Times article 'The Legacy of Fela Kuti’s Music of Resistance: Hear 15 Essential Songs'. This photo is perhaps the most famed concert of Fela ever taken. Shot by Sinclair at Detroit's historic Fox...
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1980s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

John Coltrane photograph Detroit 1966 (Coltrane Jazz photograph)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair John Coltrane photograph 1966: Jazz great John Coltrane emerging from the shadows: Detroit, Michigan 1966. A superb silhouette like image shot by storied Detroit photo...
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1960s Contemporary Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Berlin Wall Photograph 1989 (Berlin street photography Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"The higher you build your barriers the taller I become" The Berlin Wall, 1989 by legendary photo journalist, Leni Sinclair - a Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist (see The Guardian UK, Jan. 28, 2016) & legendary documenterian of 60's counter-cultural America. Archival inkjet print. Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches including borders. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins. Acquired directly from artist. Lot 180...
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1980s Street Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Thelonious Monk photograph Detroit, 1967 (Jazz photography)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Thelonious Monk by photographer Leni Sinclair: A very cool, well-defined photo of Jazz legend, Thelonious Monk shot in 1967 by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, this year's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016) Archival Inkjet Print. 11x14 inches. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins. Very Good overall condition. Acquired directly from artist. Lot 180...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

PRINCE photograph Detroit 1980 (Prince by Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Prince Detroit 1980: A standout, hand signed photograph of the late all-time great Prince, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair,...
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1980s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

PRINCE Photograph Detroit 1980 (Prince Dez Dickerson)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Prince & The Revolution Photograph 1980 by Leni Sinclair: Prince alongside his first guitarist Dez Dickerson shot by Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016). Archival inkjet print. 11 x 14 inches. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink across the margins. Some minor corner bending; in otherwise very good overall condition. Obtained directly from artist. Lot 180 is an authorized dealer rep of photographer Leni Sinclair. About Leni Sinclair: Sinclair is a recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit, which she amply documented through vivid and dramatic photography. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Sun Ra...
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1980s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

John Lennon photograph by Leni Sinclair (John & Yoko)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair John Lennon & Yoko Ono photograph Detroit, 1972: Photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016). Archival Inkjet Print. 11x14 inches. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins. Very good overall condition. Obtained directly from artist. Dealer is a primary representative of Leni Sinclair. About Leni Sinclair: A recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit and a trusted documenter of the rock n’ roll scene of that same era, Leni Sinclair is known for her vivid photographs which captured faithfully the raw drama that unfolded before her lens. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Sun Ra. Focusing her lens on musicians and fellow activists from nightclubs to festivals to street demonstrations, Sinclair captured a pivotal era in American history when art and politics intertwined. Some of her photos – including shots of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and of Nigeria’s rebel music star Fela Kuti – are among the most widely known of their subjects. What seems, at first glance, to be candid scenes featuring musicians, activists, party goers and demonstrators, read together as a more powerful story: that of an American society where art and politics were inextricably intertwined. Of recent notoriety Sinclair was exhibited at Detroit’s MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) as part of her first major U.S. solo museum exhibition, “Moto City Underground”. The 80-year-old artist, author and social justice organizer still lives in Detroit, where she married politically active poet and jazz critic John Sinclair...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

John Lennon photograph Detroit, 1971 (photo of John Lennon)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Detroit, 1971 photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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John Lee Hooker photograph Detroit 1974 (Blues photograph)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
John Lee Hooker photograph by Leni Sinclair: Detroit 1974: A standout photo of legendary bluesman John lee Hooker; vibrant colors, great all around energy. Set in Detroit 1974, this ...
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1970s Contemporary Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Mick Jagger photograph Detroit, 1972 (photographer Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Mick Jagger Photograph by Leni Sinclair: This elegant, silhouette of Rolling Stones legend, Mick Jagger was shot by the legendary Detroit photog...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Bob Marley Detroit 1978 by Leni Sinclair (Bob Marley photograph)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Bobby Marley Photograph by Leni Sinclair: Reggae icon, Bob Marley, 1978 by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair: 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist. Photographed by S...
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1970s Contemporary Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Jerry Garcia Grateful Dead photograph Ann Arbor, Michigan 1968
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jerry Garcia photograph by Leni Sinclair A standout original photograph of the immortal rock legend Jerry Garcia, which is rich in color and filled with great energy. This truly rare image of a young Garcia is set in Ann Arbor...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Leni Sinclair MC5 photograph Detroit 1969 (Leni Sinclair Wayne Kramer)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A striking photo of Wayne Karmer of MC5, this candid portrait was shot by none other than legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair; 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Marvin Gaye photograph Detroit 1976 (Leni Sinclair Marvin Gaye Detroit)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Marvin Gaye Detroit 1976 by Leni Sinclair: Marvin Gaye photograph, Detroit, 1976, by the legendary & historic Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair; 2016's K...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Leni Sinclair MUDDY WATERS photograph Detroit 1972 (photographer Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair photograph of Muddy Waters Detroit '72: A superb & joyful rendering of Muddy which is rich with color and good energy. Set in Detroit 1972,...
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1970s Contemporary Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Jimi Hendrix photograph Detroit, 1968
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jimi Hendrix, Detroit, 1968, photographed by legendary music photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink within the low...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Rolling Stones photograph Detroit 1972 (Keith Richards Rolling Stones)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Richards Rolling Stones photograph 1971: Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards Detroit, 1971: photographed by legendary Rock photograp...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Iggy Pop photograph Detroit 1968 (Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Iggy Pop by Leni Sinclair One of the most iconic images ever taken of Iggy Pop, this truly one of a kind photograph was shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair - 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016). This photo is featured in the publication 'Rock in Fashion by John Varvatos' as well as two acclaimed rock documentary's: Gimme Danger and 'Danny Says. Medium: Archival Inkjet Print Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins by Sinclair Very good overall condition Obtained directly from artist. Seller is an authorized dealer rep of Sinclair. About Leni Sinclair A recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit and a trusted documenter of the rock n’ roll scene of that same era, Leni Sinclair is known for her vivid photographs which captured faithfully the raw drama that unfolded before her lens. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Sun Ra. Focusing her lens on musicians and fellow activists from nightclubs to festivals to street demonstrations, Sinclair captured a pivotal era in American history when art and politics intertwined. Some of her photos – including shots of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and of Nigeria’s rebel music star Fela Kuti – are among the most widely known of their subjects. What seems, at first glance, to be candid scenes featuring musicians, activists, party goers and demonstrators, read together as a more powerful story: that of an American society where art and politics were inextricably intertwined. Of recent notoriety Sinclair was exhibited at Detroit’s MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) as part of her first major U.S. solo museum exhibition, “Moto City Underground”. The 80-year-old artist, author and social justice organizer still lives in Detroit, where she married politically active poet and jazz critic John Sinclair in 1965 at a Cass Avenue church. Three years later they and a friend started the White Panther Party. __ Iggy Pop, the designated "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. Iggy Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, including garage rock, punk rock, hard rock, art rock, new wave, jazz, blues, and electronic. Iggy Pop's hits include, "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges, and his solo hits "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", and "Real Wild Child." Related Categories The Ramones. Blondie. The Clash. CBGB. Music photography. Punk photos.
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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John Lennon photograph Detroit, 1971 (photo of John Lennon)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Detroit, 1971 photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Ja...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

John Lennon photograph Detroit 1970s (John & Yoko)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair John Lennon & Yoko Ono photograph Detroit, 1972 Photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016). Archival Inkjet Print. 11x14 inches. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins Very good condition. Obtained directly from artist. Dealer is a primary representative of Leni Sinclair. About Leni Sinclair A recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit and a trusted documenter of the rock n’ roll scene of that same era, Leni Sinclair is known for her vivid photographs which captured faithfully the raw drama that unfolded before her lens. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Sun Ra. Focusing her lens on musicians and fellow activists from nightclubs to festivals to street demonstrations, Sinclair captured a pivotal era in American history when art and politics intertwined. Some of her photos – including shots of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and of Nigeria’s rebel music star Fela Kuti – are among the most widely known of their subjects. What seems, at first glance, to be candid scenes featuring musicians, activists, party goers and demonstrators, read together as a more powerful story: that of an American society where art and politics were inextricably intertwined. Of recent notoriety Sinclair was exhibited at Detroit’s MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) as part of her first major U.S. solo museum exhibition, “Moto City Underground”. The 80-year-old artist, author and social justice organizer still lives in Detroit, where she married politically active poet and jazz critic John Sinclair...
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1970s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

PRINCE, Detroit, 1980
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A stand out image of the late Prince, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Jan. 28, 2016) Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches including borders Inkjet Print on Epson Photographic Paper Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins Lot 180 is an authorized dealer rep of the artist About Leni Sinclair Sinclair is a recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit, which she amply documented through vivid and dramatic photography. But she may be best known for capturing the raucous rock n’ roll scene of that era, including photographs of such rock legends...
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1980s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Inkjet

Abbie Hoffman photograph, Detroit 1960s
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Abbie Hoffman photograph by Leni Sinclair Set in Ann Arbor, MI, 1969, this rare, classic image of a young Abbie Hoffman was captured by none other than,...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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IGGY POP photograph Detroit 1971 (Leni Sinclair Iggy Pop rock photography)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare early Iggy Pop photograph by Leni Sinclair: A stand out, early photograph of punk pioneer Iggy Pop, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Em...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Leni Sinclair MC5 Detroit 1968
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
One of the most striking photos of MC5 ever taken, this candid portrait was shot by none other than legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair; 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK photo section, Jan. 28, 2016) Archival ink jet print Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches including borders. Hand signed, titled & dated in ink on the lower margins Obtained directly from artist. Excellent condition. About Leni Sinclair Sinclair is a recognized leader of the 1960s-70s counter cultural movement in Detroit, where she amply documented the city's activities through vivid and dramatic photography...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Patti Smith photograph by Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Patti Smith Ann Arbor, Michigan 1995: An intimate & charming photo of rock goddess Patti Smith by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair - Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of...
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1990s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Janis Joplin photograph Detroit 1968 (60s rock photography Leni Sinclair)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Janis Joplin photograph Detroit, 1968 - This very natural, in the moment image of Rock legend, Janis Joplin was shot by legendary Detroit photographer & c...
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1960s Pop Art Leni Sinclair Art

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Find a wide variety of authentic Leni Sinclair art available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Leni Sinclair in digital print, inkjet print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Leni Sinclair art, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Sigmar Polke, Jochen Cerny, and Nicholas Taylor. Leni Sinclair art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $550, while the average work can sell for $400.

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