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Miles Davis Paintings on Exhibit

The Dahl and Gallant Fine Art Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. will present an exhibition of six original and recently discovered paintings by Miles Davis this month. The exhibit is being presented in cooperation with Davis’ family, who has agreed to supplement the paintings with items from its private collection. Davis, who began painting in 1980, accrued a substantial amount of work based primarily on the Milan design movement known as “memphis,” a movement centered around hot colors and clashing shapes.

Accompanying the Davis exhibit will be a collection of rare jazz memorabilia belonging to composer Henry Nemo. Nemo’s collection documents his days at the Cotton Club in the mid-1930s, where he wrote the lyrics for “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” with Duke Ellington. The collection includes original photographs taken by Nemo at the Cotton Club, Cotton Club memorabilia and a 1939 telegram from Ellington to Nemo.

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