Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world's greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair from Tuesday 7th December 2010 to Saturday 11th December.
Many of his paintings reflect his well documented fascination with and love of women, together with evocations of African tribal art. This work, since his death, has been largely under wraps with scant exposure for this unique collection.
"In the early 80's at a time when Miles withdrew for a period as he said himself, he needed to fill his time and drawing with something he loved to do. It quickly became an obsession with him and he would have his sketch-pad by him all the time." - Andy Clarke, one of the Exhibitors of the Miles Davis Art Exhibition
The Exhibition is being organized by The Compton Cassey Gallery and Balmain Fine Art. Half of the work contained in the forthcoming exhibition was acquired from the Art Estate of Miles Davis many years ago by Jonathan Poole and the remainder, presented by Keith Denney, was inspired by his girlfriend, Jo Gelbard, a sculptress with whom he spent the last five years of his life.
Miles Davis London Exhibition
Original Paintings and Drawings by the Jazz Legend takes place at:
Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG
Tuesday 7th December to Saturday 11th December 2010.
Tel: 020 7287 8408