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Original Artwork by Miles Davis & Glenn Ford at Heritage Auctions Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction

Birth, painting by Miles Davis
Birth, painting by Miles Davis

The Heritage Auctions 2013 March 30 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction includes original paintings by legendary jazz musician Miles Davis and actor Glenn Ford.

The Miles Davis painting is an original watercolor titled “Birth”. It is signed in the upper left corner and includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Bag One Arts. 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 Glenn Ford painting is titled “Reflection of a Teahouse”. This painting hung in the living room of Glenn Ford’s Beverly Hills Home. It comes with a “Letter of Provenance” signed by Peter Ford, Glenn Ford’s son. Glenn Ford only painted about 20 works in his lifetime and two of these were gifted to friends, according to the description of a previous auction of a Glenn Ford painting.

Reflection of a Teahouse, painting by Glenn Ford
Reflection of a Teahouse, painting by Glenn Ford

Another item up for auction is a limited edition Anthony Quinn Art Exhibition Poster from a 1982 event in Honolulu. It is numbered and signed by Anthony Quinn in white pencil.

In addition to the items described here, the auction features items of Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles, including a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover signed by all four Beatles.

You may also be interested in the following items at

The Art of Miles Davis

Anthony Quinn’s Eye: A Lifetime of Creating and Collecting Art

Glenn Ford: A Life

Visit the Pop Life Art homepage for links to the artwork of more than 100 singers, actors, and musicians.