Homage: Charles Mingus, The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers, 1974

  • Lester Johnson, Jr., American, born 1937

Wood, rope, plastic, burlap, tape and wire

  • Framed: Overall (center pole): 105 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (268.3 × 5.4 cm) Overall (longest pole): 107 1/8 × 2 inches (272.1 × 5.1 cm) Overall (shortest pole): 95 3/4 × 2 1/8 inches (243.2 × 5.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Margaret Dusenbury Fund and African Art Gallery Committee Fund

75.42

Department

African American Art

  • Abstraction
  • Allusion
  • Music
  • Wire
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Burlap
  • Rope
  • Tape
  • Construction (sculpture)
  • United states
  • Jazz
  • Mingus, charles

Provenance

1975-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Lester Johnson, Jr., Homage: Charles Mingus, The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers, 1974, wood, rope, plastic, burlap, tape and wire. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Margaret Dusenbury Fund and African Art Gallery Committee Fund, 75.42.