Miles Davis Art in London

In the late 1980s, Miles Davis once told a Canadian journalist that a lot of his paintings and drawings in that period were simply “faces and lines,” and that making art helped him relax.

When asked how he compared to other musicians pursuing visual art at the time — Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie — Davis added, “they paint flowers and [expletive].”

The full blog post, on an exhibition of Miles Davis’ artwork in London, is at the NEW YORK TIMES.

Photo: Compton Cassey Gallery

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