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Leni Sinclair

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Motor City Underground
Motor City Underground

Flexi, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / 350 duotone. | 12/27/2017 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780983587057 | $50.00



Motor City UndergroundMotor City Underground

Leni Sinclair Photographs 1963–1973

Published by Foggy Notion Books.
Edited by Cary Loren, Lorraine Wild. Interview by Kristine McKenna. Afterword by Lorraine Wild.

Motor City Underground is a comprehensive document of the art, rock and roll, and political scenes of late 1960s Detroit. The images are arranged in a loose chronology, including events and subjects such as the March on Washington of 1963, and various performances and artists’ events in and around Wayne State University in Detroit; continuing on to the Detroit Artists Workshop, John Sinclair’s activities with jazz musicians and poets, events in Berkeley, Detroit and Ann Arbor; early concerts with the MC5 and Iggy and the Stooges in the Grande Ballroom; anti-war protests, Detroit Uprising and the Black Panthers; spectacular documentation of the influential performance style of the MC5; John Sinclair’s various arrests for marijuana possession and the police response to social protest; the Trans-Love Commune in Detroit and Ann Arbor; large-scale outdoor concerts in Detroit and elsewhere; Leni Sinclair’s ongoing documentation of Sun Ra, and other luminaries in jazz, blues and rock and roll.
A self-taught photographer, Leni Sinclair emigrated to the US from East Germany in 1959; in 1964 she met poet, jazz critic and manager of the MC5, John Sinclair. The two married the same year and embarked on a decade of political activism, first founding the Artist’s Workshop, a network of communal houses and performance spaces which evolved into the Trans-Love Energies Commune. The following year the Sinclairs founded the White Panther party in solidarity with the Black Panthers. The couple divorced in 1977; Leni has continued to practice photography and lives in Detroit.

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FOGGY NOTION BOOKS

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Flexi, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / 350 duotone.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 51   

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