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Miles Davis Art Exhibition in London

Miles Davis Painting

An exhibition of what is described as the last remaining 100 original paintings and drawings by legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, will take place this December at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair, London. The Exhibition is being organized by The Compton Cassey Gallery and Balmain Fine Art. According to the organizers, half of the work in the 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 Jo Gelbard, a sculptress with whom Miles Davis spent the last five years of his life. Celebrities such as Prince, Phil Collins and Diana Ross reportedly own work from previous collections.

Miles Ahead - Painting by Miles Davis
Miles Ahead – Painting by Miles Davis

The exhibition takes place Tuesday, December 7, 2010 to Saturday, December 12, 2010 at:

Gallery 27
27 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG
Tel: 020 7287 8408

For further information or visuals of the artwork, contact:

Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton Associates
Tel: 020 7223 1489 Mobile: 07906 656242

Haiti - Artwork by Miles Davis
Haiti – Artwork by Miles Davis

Miles Davis turned to artwork late in his life, after dealing with an illness. He is said to have created artwork obsessively, 12 to14 hours a day, painting, and drawing with felt pens. However, he said it was merely a hobby and it helped him relax.

The video below is a rare 1988 interview with Miles Davis in which he talks about his artwork.

You may also be interested in The Art of Miles Davis at

Visit the Pop Life Art celebrity artists list for links to many more musicians that paint.

Related blog post: Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork (November 2, 2013)