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    Description

    Ted Williams (American, 1925-2009).
    Lester Young
    Gelatin silver print
    10" x 8"
    Chicago, 1954

    Signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil on the lower mat, "Lester Young, The Beehive, Chicago 1954" written at the lower left corner.

    Condition: Very good condition, with little to no wear.


    More Information: Much of Ted Williams' photography was inspired by his love of jazz music in the 1930s and 1940s. Upon moving to Chicago, he was able to photograph some of the era's most iconic jazz musicians, from Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong and Aretha Franklin. His work appeared in famous publications such as Newsweek, Look, Ebony, and Time magazine. Lester Young (1909-1959), nicknamed "Prez", was a famed jazz tenor saxophonist who played as a member of Count Basie's orchestra before striking out on his own.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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