John Thomas Riddle Jr. (American (active Georgia), 1934-2002), "Extension"-1988, from The Statue of Liberty Series, mixed media with collage elements, signature, signed and titled to verso "Statue of Liberty Series "Extension" John T. Riddle, Jr Dec. 1988". Multi-figural mixed media collage work with depictions of the Statue of Liberty, some of the greatest African American jazz musicians including Dizzy Gillespie (American, 1917-1993) and Charlie Parker (American, 1920-1955), with various geometric planes, the piece centered by a panel with six vignettes including depictions of tribal instruments. Overall approximately 37.5" x 26.5" x 2.25". Provenance: From the Private Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Calvin Wayne McLarin, Atlanta, Georgia. Note: Riddle's work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, both in Atlanta, Georgia; the Tubman African American Museum in Macon, Georgia; the National Jazz Museum in New York City, New York; and the Musée de Montreux in Switzerland. Riddle's work is also in the private collections of Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Maynard Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Sidney Poitier, Roberta Flack and Jasmine Guy.
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