Jim Reeves Shrine Frame
Jim Reeves was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter becoming well known as a practitioner of the ‘Nashville sound’. During my time at my Paintworks studio I found a copy of his 1963 LP ‘Gentleman Jim’ laying in a puddle in the rain with a dark feather lying over one eye.
On July 31, 1964, Reeves and his business partner and manager Dean Manuel left Arkansas for Nashville in a Beechcraft Debonair aircraft, with Reeves at the controls. While flying over Tennessee, they encountered a violent thunderstorm resulting in a crash and their deaths.
Musical tributes to Reeves were later composed by various artists around the world. Leftover dried oil paint built around the found album cover were used to make mine, permanently attaching the feather.
Last shown: Arnolfini Museum (2016)