Count Basie

Listing No: 735

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
735
Artist:
Andy Hanson (1932-2008)
Title:
Count Basie
Date of Work:
May 3, 1983
Alternate Title:
Tango, Lower Greenville, Dallas, TX
Signature:
Signed on mount.
Signature Notes:
Signed in pencil at low right.
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, USA
Presentation:
Attached Base

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
This print was produced in the darkroom from the original negative on double weight fiber-base paper with archival processing techniques.

Edition

Number Available:
7
Edition Notes:
Open Edition. The negative was retired from fine art reproduction in 2014. These are the last copies available from the estate of Andy Hanson. Seven prints are available; this is the only print signed by the artist.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
9.75 x 12.75 in. (Sight Size)
Outer Dimensions:
16 x 20 in. (Mat Outer Dimension)
Size Notes:
This print is mounted on 4-ply rag board with archival heat set mounting tissue.

Artwork Surface

Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent condition.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
This modern print was produced for gallery inventory during Andy Hanson's lifetime, and with his approval of print quality. Upon his death, his estate allowed the remaining inventory of prints to be sold by Photographic Archives Gallery. The original negative is in the collections of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the Library holds the copyright.

About this Piece

"Count Basie did his "One More" once at Tango on Greenville Avenue. His music had been around for a long time." (Andy Hanson)

Count Basie and his orchestra provided entertainment for the Grand Opening of TANGO on lowest Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, May 3, 1983. There were two shows; 8:00 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. Admission was $25 per person.

This image was included in the exhibition catalogue, “Andy Hanson: Another Side” (Photographic Archives Gallery, 2003).

The original negatives are in the collections of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the Library holds the copyrights.

About the Artist

Andy Hanson was best known as a noted and well-liked society photographer for The Dallas Times Herald who chronicled stage and screen stars, entertainers, musicians, politicians and national celebrities, as well as daily life in Dallas for over four decades.

Ever-present at society functions and news worthy events, his trademark was his 35mm Leica range finder camera, perched on a chest tripod that allowed him to juggle a hand-held flash with homemade bounce card and a notepad for taking names.

ARTIST STATEMENT

"I like to walk a lot. I like to ride with somebody else driving, it’s great. I like to be a passenger so I can see more. When I drive, I go the back ways. I don’t like to get on the freeways – I never know where to get off. The other day I was driving a guy to Mesquite. He said, “Turn right here.” I said, “Who’s driving? Whose car is this?” So we went the back way and saw some things he’d never seen before. When you get on the freeway you can’t see anything. There’s nothing to see anyway."

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