A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton
A photograph of Frida Kahlo, taken at Xochimilco, Mexico, in is the basis for this work. Elements from Frida's painting "What The Water Gave" Me have been added together with multiple layering and texturing in this photomontage.