Prince Pre Fame Book

200-page hardcover book in flame red cloth and slipcase
25 cm. x 24 cm.
Artist Proof
Signed by Spike Lee and photographer Robert Whitman

“Prince Pre Fame” is a limited edition publication of 1,200 books, consisting of:

·      100 “Strictly Limited Edition” signed and numbered books by Whitman, with a “Limited Edition” signed and numbered silver gelatin print.

·      1,100 “Limited Edition” signed and numbered books by Whitman. 

Published for the first time, “Prince Pre Fame” celebrates 40 years since the classic 1977 photo shoot in Minneapolis. In this intimate volume, Whitman’s photographs provide a wry and honest commentary on Prince’s singular early style, writing, and creative process. 

Bringing together over 71 works along with new writings, the original 1977 press brochure, and diary entries from Prince’s former business manager Gary Levinson, the book offers a fresh perspective on Prince’s early career. There is also a deeply personal and moving tribute to Prince from Spike Lee.

Starting bid: $1,900

Bidding increment: $100

If you would like to place a bid, please email gillian.crawford@amfar.org by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2