Robert Frank exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Rarely reproduced photographs in Folio edition of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

on the roadA major exhibition devoted to Robert Frank will run from 22 September to 3 January 2010 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. ‘Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans’ will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank’s influential suite of black-and-white photographs captured on a cross-country road trip in 1955 and '56. Frank’s beat generation contemporary, Jack Kerouac, wrote the introduction to the 1959 US edition of The Americans. Find out more about the Met exhibition here.

Kerouac’s On The Road, a fictionalised account of his own cross-country journey, is now available to order in a Folio edition and we are delighted to have been given rare permission to use a photograph by Robert Frank:‘Elevator US 285, New Mexico’.

Our edition contains numerous contemporary photographs, creating an extraordinary portrait of Kerouac and his times. These include works by Louis Faurer, Weegee and Dorothea Lange. There are also several photographs of Kerouac and Neal Cassady by Allen Ginsberg, as well as a portrait of Hal Chase, Kerouac, Ginsberg and William Burroughs, taken near Columbia University campus, Manhattan, circa 1944. You can find out more about the
Folio edition here
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