BIX ~ " A YOUNG MAN WITH HORNS"

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A NEW SERIES OF DRAWING / PAINTINGS ON PAPER OF BIX BIEDERBEKE NOTED 1920'S JAZZ MUSICAN FROM DAVEPORT IOWA. IN THESE  MIXED MEDIA DRAWINGS BUCK HAS DE- CONSTRUCTED  THE DRAWING / PAINTING PROCESS . USEING EBONY PENCIL , GRAPHITE, OIL STICKS, OIL PAINT AND SOFT PASTELS ~ IN A WAY THAT FREE'S HIM UP FROM THE CONFINES OF PAINTING ON CANVAS. " THE OIL STICKS  ALLOW ME TO GET IN THERE AND PAINT WITH MY FINGERS AND MEDIUMS AND TURPS. CAN DISSOLVE THE GRAPHITE IMAGE ALLOWING NEW THINGS TO HAPPEN ON THE PAPER . FOR THIS SERIES THAT IS IMPORTANT AS I AM GOING FOR THE DEMONS THAT HAUNTED BIX AND CAUSED HIM TO DRINK HIMSELF TO DEATH AT THE AGE OF 28 WITH BOOTLEG BOOZE. BUCK ALSO HAS SOME PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE "DEMON ALCOHOL" AS HE ALSO LIKES TO DRINK AND HIS FATHER WAS A ( FIFTH A DAY MAN OF JIM BEAM ) .  HE DESERTED THE FAMILY AND RAN OFF TO TEXAS WITH FRANK MIZLOW'S WIFE ~  THE BAR MAIDEN AT MIZLOW'S TAP. HE RETURNED A YEAR LATER AND WE HAD LOST THE HOUSE IN BETTENDORF AND ENDED UP TAKING ON THE CARETAKERS JOB AT A LARGE OLD "MANSION" STYLE APT. HOUSE AT 1912 GRAND AVENUE IN DAVENPORT. YOUNG BUCK LIVED AND CLEANED THE HALLS HERE WHEN HE WAS EIGHT ...... NOT KNOWING THAT YOUNG BIX GREW UP IN THE HOUSE TWO DOORS DOWN.
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1912 Grand Avenue Davenport Iowa BUCK'S HOUSE
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Bix's house is two doors down from Bucks !

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BIX AGE FIVE
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BIX A YOUNG MAN WITH HIS HORN AND BOTTLE
Detail of Irving,Bix & Paul oil pastel 38"X50"
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Bix appears to have his finger stuck in his bottle!

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BIX ( WITH RED EYES AND HORN)
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LAKE FORREST ACADEMY BAND.
BIX AS "WOLVERINE"
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BELA AND PAUL WHITEMAN
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PUBLICITY PHOTO FOR "DRACULA" & THE KING OF JAZZ

BIX WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN FEATURED PLAYING IN PAUL WHITEMANS ORCHESTRA DURING THE FILMING OF THE "KING OF JAZZ". BUT, DUE TO BIX'S HEAVY DRINKING PAUL HAD TO SEND .BIX BACK TO DAVENPORT TO DRY OUT. PAUL KEPT BIX'S  CHAIR OPEN AND CONTINUED TO PAY FOR A TIME AND KEPT HIS CHAIR "OPEN" SHOULD HE RETURN.

BELA AND PAUL WHITEMAN AT UNIVERAL STUDIOS
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"DRACULA" AND "THE KING OF JAZZ WERE BOTH RELEASED THE SAME YEAR

MORE TO COME.

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