Administered by City of Kansas City, Missouri Planning Services Division 4600 East 63rd Street Kansas City Missouri 64130
Located Charlie "Bird" Parker Plaza Southeast corner of 17th Terrace and Paseo Boulevard Kansas City Missouri
Dedicated March 1999
Kansas City Adopt A Monument, 2002.
Image on file.
(On front of base:) BIRD LIVES unsigned
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Very large bronze head of jazz musician Charlie Parker with his eyes cast downward. The piece was not cast, but was pieced together with sections of bronze, giving a grid-like pattern to the face. The portrait head rests on a trapezoid-shaped base.