Bunny Briggs in Black and Blue, 1989

$12,000.00

Bunny Briggs in Black and Blue, 1989

Ink on board

27″ x 21″

Briggs was a legendary tap virtuoso who, like Hirschfeld, spanned generations from Bojangles to Savion Glover. This drawing captures him in his solo number in his second and last Broadway appearance in Black and Blue (his Broadway debut came in a musical you may have heard of: Are You With It?, the drawing of which featured the very first NINA). In addition to being a star dancer, he was also an accomplished jazz percussionist whom Duke Ellington described as “the most superleviathonic, rhythmaturgically syncopated tapsthamaticianisamist.”

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Bunny Briggs in Black and Blue, 1989

Ink on board

27″ x 21″

Briggs was a legendary tap virtuoso who, like Hirschfeld, spanned generations from Bojangles to Savion Glover. This drawing captures him in his solo number in his second and last Broadway appearance in Black and Blue (his Broadway debut came in a musical you may have heard of: Are You With It?, the drawing of which featured the very first NINA). In addition to being a star dancer, he was also an accomplished jazz percussionist whom Duke Ellington described as “the most superleviathonic, rhythmaturgically syncopated tapsthamaticianisamist.”