James Brown, Atlanta

1979, Printed Later
Archival Pigment Photograph

Signed, dated and numbered from edition of 35 on recto.

Frame: 25 1/8 x 29 5/8 inches

“When I arrived to photograph the “Godfather of Soul” his hair was in rollers. After a few minutes, Brown said, “Come with me, I’ll show you my town.” We jumped in his car and drove around Augusta. He would randomly stop the car, run into a stranger’s yard, do the split and sing “I feel good,” then jump back in the car and drive off. Next he would repeat his surprise visit in another stranger’s yard. As you can imagine the people were stunned and delighted. It’s an experience they are going to talk about forever!” – Harry Benson