Joe Sia Acquisition, August 19, 2004
WOLFGANG'S VAULT PURCHASES ASSETS FROM THE ESTATE OF JOE SIA, NEW ENGLAND'S PREMIER ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 19, 2004)--Wolfgang's Vault, the world's premier online site for live concert music and memorabilia, announces the acquisition of assets from the estate of rock photographer Joe Sia. Included in the purchase are over a quarter of a million photographs and negatives that document almost 35 years of music history, plus all intellectual property rights pertaining to these extraordinary assets. In addition to the vast collection of photographic prints, slides and negatives, the purchase also includes vintage t-shirts, books, cameras, film and magazines. The Sia collection will be available exclusively through Wolfgang's Vault, joining the Vault's already extensive collection of rock photography and other rock concert memorabilia.
The Vault plans to make Sia's photography available as Vintage Prints and Fine Art Prints with prices estimated to range from $550 to $750. Fine Art prints are the highest-quality prints in the Vault and will initially be available in two sizes, 11" x 14" and 16" x 20". Vintage Prints, many which were printed within one year of the original negative, date from 1990 or earlier, and size is dependent on the original print.
Joe Sia was one of New England's most prolific rock photographers until his death in 2003. He captured hundreds of artists on film, such as the Who, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and he took more Jimi Hendrix shots than perhaps any other contemporary photographer. Sia is also credited with snapping Jim Morrison's infamous onstage arrest in New Haven, Connecticut. His photography is featured in the rock and roll chronology, Eight Days a Week.
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