Classicalite's Five Best: Miles Davis Art...the Painter
Miles Davis kept his cool as a seminal jazz trumpeter, but his ambition for artistic excellence went further than music--he was also a drawer and painter, sometimes adorning one of his records with his own cover art.
While he didn't begin really delving into his newfound craft until his mid-50s during a period of musical inactivity, Miles didn't so much dabble; he was a prolific artist until his final years.
His style was iconic, touching on a measure of abstract and avant-garde artists like him: Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, even some hints of African tribal art.
Although he didn't showcase or exhibit his paintings too much in his lifetime, upon his death in 1991, his estate mounted a few traveling gallery and museum shows.
Apparently, Quincy Jones owns a few pieces from Davis.
In 2013, he was published in a book entitled Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork.
So, thanks to Dangerous Minds, here are five choice pieces from the trumpeter as a part of his extended collection of works.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.