Bird

February 26, 2017

Location:  Oak Street Mansion, 4343 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO

 

Owner:  Roland & Marcia Sabates

 

Artist:  Jim Myers

 

Dates:  Dedicated November 2000 (original location)

 

Medium:  Steel (sculpture), brick (base)

 

Description:

A standing figure of famed jazz musician and composer Charlie "Bird" Parker playing his saxophone.  In this sculpture, Parker is depicted with a wing instead of a right arm and with bird feet.  The work is constructed of welded strips of steel.  

 

It was originally installed at The Point Bar and Grill at West 44th and Belleview Avenue.  Sometime after 2003, it was acquired by Roland and Marcia Sabates and moved to the Oak Street Mansion and placed in the south courtyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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