Gallery 98

Art Ephemera 1963 – 2001

From the Exhibition: The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)

Miles Davis serigraph (1995) from Black History Month exhibition (2000)

Lot includes original framed serigraph, exhibition announcement, and exhibition press release.

Miles Davis, “Bebop from Bag One,” 1995. Serigraph on paper, embossed by artist’s estate, 20.4″ x 18.4″. In frame. Edition of 300.

Announcement for Black History Month exhibition at the Paterson Museum, 2000. Print on paper, 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.

Press release for Black History Month and Richie Havens exhibitions at Paterson Museum, 2000. Print on paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″.

Baird drew from his celebrity art collection for an ambitious Black History Month exhibition at the Paterson Museum in 2000, featuring works by Miles Davis, Donna Summer, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Dee Williams, and Muhammad Ali. We are offering here “Bebop from Bag One,” the Miles Davis serigraph from Baird’s collection exhibited at the Paterson Museum, and related ephemera.

Price upon request

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Baird had his celebrity art collection framed for exhibition. According to the New York Times, he claimed to have spent $500,000 on custom frames—undoubtedly, an exaggeration.

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The exhibition press release identifies Miles Davis’s characteristic “electric, zippy thin line.”

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Label on back of print. The work was recently part of an auction of Baird Jones’s celebrity art collection.

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Invitation to Baird’s Black History Month exhibition at the Paterson Museum

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Press release for Baird’s Black History Month (February 2000) and Richie Havens (March 2000) exhibitions

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From the Exhibition: The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)