This sculpture is a tribute to the African American jazz singer, Josephine Baker, who left New York for the Folies Bergeres in Paris. In Paris she transcended race barriers and
became the darling of the French Parisians who called her “La Perle Noir”. She became a modern sex symbol and singer, living in Paris for the next Fifty years. The sculpture was executed in Black
Walnut and has a deep rich natural brown color.