Miles Davis, Per Lui, 1989
This is one of a series of iconic portraits Comte made of the great Jazz musician for Per Lui magazine in 1989. As with many of the other works, in this image, Comte chooses not to show Davis’s face, instead letting his power exude through his mere presence. Comte creates a sumptuous and painterly composition, playing off the deep red background against the plush textures of the embroidered jacket. Taken towards the end of the Jazz musician’s career and following a major comeback for the star in the 1980s, this is a fitting tribute to his life and work.
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About Michel Comte:
Combining passion and glamour with an impulsive spontaneity, Swiss artist Michel Comte has redefined photography and portraiture throughout his 30-year career. Moving deftly between art and fashion, his work encapsulates the feelings and aesthetics of the late 20th century, drawing out intensely individual images of his subjects.Read more
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