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WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

(American, 1914-1997)

and

STEVEN LOWE

(American, 1947-2007)

LARGE ACTION ABSTRACT IN IVORY AND CHESTNUT

Oil on Canvas

Diptych, 72 x 96 inches

Each Panel: 72 x 48 Inches

Signed Lower Right "William S. Burroughs" and Dated "1993"

Signed Lower Left "Steven Lowe"

Titled Lower Center "Exterminator II"

 

An icon of twentieth-century counter-culture, William Burroughs was the eminence-grise of the Beat Generation and the seminal, postmodern author of 'The Naked Lunch'. He is considered "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century." (Junkie, Penguin Modern Classics, 2003). Burroughs was also a highly regarded visual and conceptual artist who created and composed in a variety of media.

 

Painted with Burroughs' long-time collaborator and alter-ego, Steven Lowe, this substantial work shows an intuitively harmonized balancing of the fevered energy that characterized Burroughs' literary and artistic life.

 

Accompanied by a first edition volume of Paper Cloud, Thick Pages by William S. Burroughs; introduction by Steven Lowe; published 1993 by ArT Random and Kyoto Shoin, Japan. Additionally accompanied by a copy of 'exterminator!' by William S. Burroughs, published by Penguin Books, for which a detail of this painting was used as the cover art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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