Robert Frank and Cocksucker Blues

Robert Frank was a great photographer. He is best known for his1958 book The Americans which was the subject of an excellent 2009 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art (which I saw) and an accompanying book. Audio related to the exhibit is here.

Frank’s photos were used on the cover for the 1972 Rolling Stones album Exile on Main St. Frank also made a film about the Stones 1972 US tour, Cocksucker Blues, which has never been released. It is on YouTube. The album cover used images from The Americans as well as new photos of the band. The front cover photo is actually a collage.

I have a framed plate-signed print of the album cover.

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