Clearly inspired by...

by Debbie White

...the photo of Bix taken in Atlantic City by Irving Riskin in August of 1927. Thanks for sharing it, Nick ! It's an interesting painting to me, with a comparatively small portion of it representing what looks to be a rural-type impression of Davenport, perhaps, with a large blazing sunset in the background. But three-quarters of the painting is in darkness, and it almost seems to be overtaking the rest of what we see. I wonder if this is symbolic of the artist's perception of Bix, or perhaps just representing the fact that his lifestyle often made him a creature of the night.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017, 6:49 AM

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