Richard Wyatt: Central Avenue Jazz Artist Project Series

Main Gallery Nov 15–Dec 29, 1991

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Richard Wyatt: Central Avenue Jazz Artist Project Series, 1991
Richard Wyatt: Central Avenue Jazz Artist Project Series, 1991, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

In painted murals and sculptural shrines dedicated to jazz legends, Wyatt’s installation depicted the history and significance of the Los Angeles jazz movement. The piece paid homage to such musical pioneers as Buddy Collette, Teddy Edwards, Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, Dexter Gordon, and Ivy Anderson, and the clubs they made famous: the Downbeat Room, Club Alabam, Last Word, and the Jungle Room.