For Sale: Photos of Famous Rock Stars ‘Flipping the Bird’
Julien’s Auctions has announced the upcoming availability of “Fu Rock’n’Roll Portraits” series by Neil Zlozower which will feature a large number of signed portraits of rock music legends flipping the bird directly into the camera.
Considered by many a legend of photography and a cult figure, Zlozower has been capturing rock icons for over 40 years. His work has been featured on the covers and pages of magazines like Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, Guitar World and Drum to Playgirl. “Zloz”, as he is sometimes called, has photographed some of the most famous names in music, from Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, to Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, KISS, and more.
The “FU Rock ‘n’ Roll Portraits” series shows a wide range of music icons “flipping the bird” in their own unique way to Zloz and his camera, and the series is set to be offered through Julien’s Auctions and each will be paired featuring an exclusive audio narration that will be minted as part of an NFT that will be provided to buyers with signed physical photo prints.
The series not only features various artists, but also a number of different settings and locations captured over the past few decades.
For example, below is a photo of Ozzy Osbourne with guitarist Zakk Wylde in a Los Angeles studio in 2001:
The 45-photo series also includes an image of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in front of 16,000 fans during a live concert at the Long Beach Arena in 1988, and a photo of Van Halen lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen captured during a photo shoot at David Lee. Roth’s home in Pasadena in 1978.
Below are some other photos included in the collection, all signed by Zlozower in black marker.
The photos and accompanying NFTs are expected to cost between $800 and $2,000. The NFT includes a digital version of the photograph as a unique NFT on the Ethereum blockchain which also includes audio narration. The auction, which can be consulted on the Julien’s Auction websiteis scheduled to begin exclusively online starting Monday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. PT.
Picture credits: Julien’s Auctions