Miles Davis exhibition for London in June

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Miles Davis exhibition for London in June

An exhibition of drawings and oil paintings by Miles Davis is showcased at The Exchange Court Gallery in Covent Garden from Monday 1 June 2009.

Acquired from the private collection of Jo Gelbard, his sculptress girlfriend, who inspired most of his work during the last five years of his life, the Miles Davis Exhibition will run until Saturday 6 June 2009, 11.30am-6.00pm daily.

In 1980 Miles started seeking expression and creativity not just through music, but also through visual art. He established himself as an immensely accomplished painter with bold and vibrant canvases full of colour and movement, reflecting the constantly changing moods and tempos of his music.

His painting reflects his well-documented fascination with and love of women, together with evocations of African tribal art. Since his death the work has been largely under wraps, appearing in only a handful of one-off shows. Well known celebrities such as Prince, Phil Collins and Diana Ross now own work from previous collections.

The exhibition is in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Davis's Kind Of Blue, one of the best known and best selling jazz albums of all time. The Exchange Court Gallery is at Maiden Lane, London WC2R OJU. Tel: 020 7420 4300.