[Item #43698] Original Photograph - "McHenry, Illinois" [Signed]. PHOTOGRAPHY, Danny LYON.

Original Photograph - "McHenry, Illinois" [Signed]

N.p. S.i., 1965. Original silver gelatin photograph, measuring 6" x 8.75" (15.25cm x 22.5cm); mounted to off-white mat board to a total size of 11" x 14" (28cm x 35.5cm). Photographer has titled, dated, and signed on verso of matting: "McHenry, Illinois. Oct.1965. Danny Lyon." Photograph shows some trivial wear to extremities, a diagonal crease to upper right corner, and faint spidering across center; Very Good+. Mild toning to mat board, with some scattered foxing, and a few faint stains.

An outtake from Lyon's 1968 debut The Bikeriders, his attempt at recording and glorifying American motorcycle culture. "McHenry, Illinois" depicts a member of the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club of Cicero, Illinois, mounting his girlfriend in a field of grass and wildflowers. Lyon lived and traveled with the Outlaws between 1963-1967, becoming a member of the club, and immersing himself in all aspects of their activities. Provenance: From the collection of Steve Dalber, Lyon's roommate at the University of Chicago.

Price: $7,500.00

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