Thelonious Monk Caricature


Jazz great, shown here playing at Minton’s Playhouse, New York, 1947, age 30.
Often referred to as “the Picasso of Bebop”, or the “High Priest Of Bop”, Monk helped to push jazz to a new era and beyond. Considered a genuis in his field of music.
His best known compositions, “Ruby My Dear” and “Round Midnight” became jazz standards. On a side note, he was also an expert in chess and checkers.
Later in life as his health declined, Monk’s quirky behavior was attributed to some evidence of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but his mental disorders were never completely diagnosed. He died at age 64 of a stroke on February 17, 1982.
“Jazz is my adventure. I’m after new chords, new ways of syncopating, new figures, new runs. How to use notes differently.
That’s it. Just using notes differently”. – Thelonious Monk.

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 24 × 2 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175