Rock star photographer Annie Leibovitz has focused on Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Sting, and scores of others who got their picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
Leibovitz, whose photographs also have appeared in Vanity Fair, recently listed her New York City compound for $33 million. Spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal’s “Mansion” section on Dec. 7, the property houses Leibovitz’s home, guest quarters and offices. The 1830s brick buildings in Greek Revival style on a corner lot have more than 10,000 square feet, 13 fireplaces, and a private courtyard garden.
Published in 2003, the photographer’s book “Annie Leibovitz: American Music” includes many of her signature portraits of musicians.
One of Leibovitz’s most famous Rolling Stone photographs captured John Lennon curled up nude with Yoko Ono. Leibovitz photographed the couple on Dec. 8, 1980, just hours before Lennon was shot dead. Last week, fans observed the anniversary of Lennon’s tragic death.
Colleen Smith, a longtime freelancer at The Denver Post, is the author of the novel “Glass Halo” and the gift book “Laid-Back Skier.”