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The flute player

Date, Hideo [ bio ]

The flute player
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H: 18 in, W: 25.75 in

New York, N.Y., 1953


Gift of Hideo Date


Matted and framed.

Man with orange and green-hued face wearing a red cap plays a yellowish flute. His torso is in various shades of red except for his white left hand and pink right index and middle finger. The man is seated on a chair facing a music stand with a gray sheet, right foreground, as he gazes to the viewer's right. Blue bird sits in a square cage hanging behind the man's head. The background is primarily pink and red hues, with a doorway on right. A strip of brown runs along the left side vertically.

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