Power Cords: The Photo that Put the Rock in Komondorok

“Times Past,” AKC Gazette: Probably the most widely circulated image in the Gazette collection was the brainchild of photographer Joan Ludwidg (1914–2004), whose eye for the odd, the comic, the ironic was unmatched among her ringside peers.

The unidentified Komondor was photographed in the mid-1970s, most likely in California. The surreal-looking picture appeared on the cover of the July 1977 Gazette and was then reproduced in newspapers, books, and magazines for years thereafter.

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In 1996, the pop star Beck used an alternate take from the same photo session as cover art for his double-platinum album Odelay, endearing the Hungarian flock dog to indie-rock fans the world over. Read the latest AKC Gazette here.