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Miles Davis - jazz legend, trumpet guru and dab hand with a pencil - spent the last decade of his life creating swathes of drawings and paintings that for the most part have been kept away from the public gaze. Until now...
A new exhibition at Gallery 27 in London's Mayfair will open on December 7 and is set to unveil his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings.
"As with his music, his artwork changed continually," says exhbitor Andy Clarke, "from rapid, motion-filled drawings of dancers and robots to his later more Tribal work in oils on canvas. In the early 80's his muse was Giulia Trojer, from whom part of this collection derives. In the last few years of his life, alongside his last partner, Jo Gelbard, he turned to painting citing Picasso a great influence alongside his African heritage."
Prince, Phil Collins and Diana Ross are just some of the music legends that now own pieces of Miles' work.
Miles Davis London Exhibition: Original Paintings and Drawings by the Jazz Legend runs from Tuesday, December 7 to Saturday, December 11 at Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG.
Check out some of Miles' art below!
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