Ted Leyson (American, b.1938) original 1978 “Dizzy Gillespie” Poster

Ted Leyson (American, b.1938) original 1978 “Dizzy Gillespie” Poster

Code: 10607


H: 49cm (19.3")W: 66cm (26")


Ted Leyson (American, b.1938)
"Dizzy Gillespie, Village Gate, 1977"
Black and white lithographic poster
To promote the exhbition "Jazz/Blues Photographs"
Hisae's in The Village Gate
(Bleecker & Thompson)
New York, USA, 1978

Measures:- 49 cm x 66 cm (Framed)

An original poster as issued to advertise and accompany the exhibition "Ted Leyson - Jazz/Blues Photographs", Hisae's in The Village Gate, (Bleecker & Thompson), New York, 10012, USA, 1978. Printed on heavy stock with a light shean.

A striking image of the celebrated jazz trumpeter John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie (1917-1993) taken by the photographer Ted Leyson and used in a 1978 poster to advertise an exhibition of his work in the trendy restaurant "Hisae's in The Village Gate" (which specialised in serving lobster).

Leyson began his career as a specialist music photographer but eventually gained notoriety as a paparazzo documenting the reclusive Greta Garbo and following her for the last ten years of her life.