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Out Chorus [from the Jazz series]

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Out Chorus [from the Jazz series]

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Romare Bearden
American, 1911–1988

Date

1980

Medium

Color screenprint

Accession #

1981.105

Dimensions

12 7/16 x 16 5/16 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Jazz imagery recurs throughout Bearden’s work. He was interested in music from a young age; Duke Ellington, a family friend, bought a painting from his first exhibition. Bearden even dabbled in jazz composition and wrote a hit song, “Seabreeze,” in the early 1950s. In this print, the busy composition and bright colors visually manifest the cacophonous sounds of jazz.

Credit

Purchase with general funds for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

Image Copyright

© Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY