Lester Bowie, Sweet Basil, NYC

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2 images
Photograph by
Barboza, Anthony, American, born 1944
Subject of
Bowie, Lester, American, 1941 - 1999
Sweet Basil, American, 1974 - 2001
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.5 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (image): 8 × 12 7/16 in. (20.3 × 31.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1980s
Description
A black and white photograph of Lester Bowie at Sweet Basil, NYC. Bowie stands at the beginning of a hallway, next to a tuba. He wears a long white jacket over darker colored shirt, tie and pants. To the right of him, a board announces the scheduled performances, reading: [SWEET BASIL / THIS WEEK LESTER BOWIE BRASS FANTASY] at the top. On the back is an inscription with the title, date and photographer's signature and stamp.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.99.25
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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