Blues for Smoke brings into focus a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Thursday 07 February 2013 to Sunday 28 April 2013

Late Night Reflections image Black Table Setting (Homage to Duke Ellington) image 100% (Portrait of Robert Johnson) image 100% (Portrait of Robert Johnson) image No Room (Gold) #42 image Light and Shadow image Hors-champs image Portrait of Charlie Parker image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 10 January 2013.
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Featuring the work of visual artists such as David Hammons, Zoe Leonard, and Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside the music of jazz, blues, and hip-hop legends, the exhibition considers how the blues might help us understand themes of place, performance, and identity in recent art.

Blues for Smoke is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibition is curated by Bennett Simpson. At the Whitney Museum, the installation is overseen by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator.