11x14 Matted, Signed & Numbered are from a limited edition of 150.
16x20 Matted, Signed & Numbered are from a limited edition of 150.
20x24 Matted, Signed & Numbered are from a limited edition of 75.
This photo of Janis Joplin was taken in her flat in the Haight Ashbury. Photographer Bob Seidemann, had made a lovely studio portrait of Janis which was subsequently produced as a poster. In the photo Janis was semi-nude and looking directly at the camera. In her bedroom, directly across from her bed, Janis had completely papered one wall with the posters. Baron Wolman posed her in front of her "wall of Janis" giving him a look that was not entirely unlike the one she gave Seidemann.
Settling in Haight-Ashbury in the 60's, Wolman was surrounded by Janis and the Grateful Dead in close-by digs. Wolman was soon accompanying journalist Jann Wenner to the now famous and genre-defining Mills College conference on rock music. Wenner happened to be the founder of Rolling Stone magazine. He liked Wolman's style, offered him a job and Wolman launched as the first official document-er of the new psychedelic age. Beginning with the magazine's opening issue, Wolman's photographs were windows on the parade of the different, the delightful and the doomed, and his pictures became the gold standard by which rock photography would be measured.