Lady Day (Billie Holiday)

Dimensions50 cm x 52 cm x 37 cm
Materials Pâte de verre, bronze, sandblasted glass, wood, and copper
Collection Marc and Anne-Marie Starr, NY

The legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the one place where she was at ease from her demons, at a microphone in a club with her signature gardenia in her hair. Given the nickname Lady Day by her friend the great tenor sax player Lester Young to put her into the Royal family along with Count Basie, Duke Ellington and himself Lester “Prez” Young.