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Sculptor:
Graham, Robert 1938-2008  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Charlie  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: bronze
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
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
Date:
Dedicated March 1999
Notes:
Kansas City Adopt A Monument, 2002.
Image on file.
(On front of base:) BIRD LIVES unsigned
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Jazz  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 74870006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_358455