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B.B.King (BB001LUVI)

B.B.King photographer Luciano Viti

Catalogue No: BB001LUVI Artist(s): B.B. King Location: Rome, Italy Date: 1997 Era: The 1990's Edition: Luciano Viti Limited Editions Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Hahnemuhle Baryta 325 gsm

Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King photographed by Luciano Viti in Rome in 1997.

Luciano Viti recalls, "I managed to get into the good graces of Sid Seidenberg, manager of B.B. King and so, whenever he played in Rome, I was welcomed into their entourage. I photographed the bluesman in various moments and situations and every time I was surprised by his courtesy and availability.

I recall in December 1997, after having photographed him in his hotel suite, while he was preparing to go to the audience for the Pope, with a clumsy gesture I spilled a glass of water on him. He was already late and I went red and purple with embarrassment. I apologised, but he turned to me with great tranquility "Don't worry, luckily I have another pair of pants and don't worry, the Pope will wait for me, he knows I'll bring him my guitar as a gift!".

Luciano Viti's fine art limited edition prints are numbered, signed and available in the following edition sizes:

35x40cm Edition of 28
45x50cm Edition of 28
55x60cm Edition of 28
100x100cm Edition of 8 

Size Price



35x40cm £700.00
45x50cm £1,015.00
55x60cm £1,225.00
100x100cm £2,500.00
Please note prices exclude VAT. All EU, USA and other non-UK countries will be charged the above prices at checkout. 20% VAT will be applied at checkout to UK purchases only.
  • Print type

    At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.

    A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print. 

    Paper type

    Printed on fine art paper Hahnemuhle Baryta 325 gsm.

    'A series' print paper sizes

    Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

    Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size

  • Delivery

    Delivery charges are added during the checkout process and calculated on a 'by country' basis.

    We aim to dispatch all our prints as soon as possible. If we have the requested print in stock we will arrange to post within a few days. However, in some cases we may require a photographer to sign or send us a print, it will take a little longer to be delivered. In these instances we will notify the customer of when they are likely to receive a print.

    It you have any queries regarding delivery charges or need a print delivered by a specific date, please let us know and we will do our best to sort this out.

  • VAT

    VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax added to prints and other goods that are delivered to the UK.  

    Prints delivered to countries outside of the UK do not have VAT charged to them.

    Our prices are displayed excluding VAT, so for orders outside of the UK the price shown is the price that will be charged. For UK orders VAT is added during checkout.

    The current UK rate of VAT is 20%. Import charges may apply to orders delivered outside of the EU. Books are exempt from being charged VAT.

    If you have any queries regading VAT please email info@rockarchive.com

  • Framing

    A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.

    If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).

    If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.

    If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.

    For all framing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716


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