18.125 in HIGH x 12.375 in WIDE
(46.04 cm HIGH x 31.43 cm WIDE)
Museum Purchase

Poster. Description: "Jazz Benefit for the Jazz Cellar ...". Polychrome tempera and watercolor hand lettering over polychrome watercolor gouache. Scattered folds throughout, overall soling, tack holes top center. Condition 3. Dimensions: 18" x 12 1/2". From the Information Station: Object: "Jazz benefit for the Jazz Cellar." History: Jazz had not yet become a form of popular music. Rebellious Beat writers and artists found in jazz a sympathetic musical form, with its daring innovations and breaks from musical tradition. The Jazz Cellar held regular concerts and poetry readings, and was a hang out for the most serious--or "hard core," as a former Beat puts it--of the Beat writers and artists. Museum Purchase
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