Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday is an archival print from an original artwork produced by Lyle Suter in the early 1950s while living in New York City. The scene features Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday performing at the height of their entertainment careers backed up by three musicians playing saxophone, trumpet and bass fiddle.
This colorful artwork displays Mr. Suter’s exceptional skills in illustration and cartooning and puts the viewer in the front row at a New York City nightclub to enjoy these two entertainment icons. A closer look finds wonderful details in the expressions of each caricature as Mr. Suter captures the styles of that unique musical era. You can almost hear the performance of these jazz greats as Mr. Suter artfully moves the viewer’s eyes from left to right, finding Ms. Holliday in a soulful moment as she sings to the crowd.
This artwork is a fantastic addition and conversation maker for music lovers, especially admirers of jazz and New York City 1950s.