The Maestro

Ernie Barnes
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  • Open Edition
  • Offset Lithograph
  • Image size: 15.5 x 19.75 inches. Paper size: 20.5 x 25 inches
  • Official work of art from the Estate of Ernie Barnes
  • Originally featured in Ernie Barnes "Beauty of the Ghetto" exhibition

"The Maestro" is an evocative work of art by American artist Ernie Barnes, known for his unique style of elongated characters and dynamic movement. This piece, painted circa 1978, showcases a man wielding a conductor's wand in front of a radio as if he was conducting a band. This work of art was originally featured in his seminal and celebrated exhibition "The Beauty of the Ghetto".

Open edition. Offset lithograph. Image size: 15.5 x 19.75 inches. Paper size: 20.5 x 25 inches. Official work of art from the estate of Ernie Barnes.

Edition Open Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 20.5 inches
Length 25 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Unsigned
SKU erba110
Year Released 1978
Ernie Barnes

Ernie Barnes

Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. was born July 15, 1938, in a poor section ("the bottom") of Durham, North Carolina. His father, Ernest Barnes Sr., worked as a shipping clerk at Liggett Myers Tobacco Company and his mother, Fannie Mae Geer, was employed as a domestic for Frank Fuller Jr., a wealthy Southern attorney who would guide Barnes into the world of art.

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