WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

(American, 1914-1997)

and

STEVEN LOWE

(American, 1947-2007)

EXTERMINATOR II

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" and dated "93"

Titled Lower Center, "Exterminator II"

 

This painting is the largest recorded artwork ever created by William Burroughs, the legendary American novelist, short story writer, essayist and painter. An icon of the Beat Generation and a seminal postmodern author, Burroughs is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". This large abstract diptych, painted with Burrough's long-time collaborator Steven Lowe, shows an intuitive and elegant balancing of the fevered energy that characterized both his literary and artistic life.

 

Accompanied by a first edition copy of "Paper Cloud, Thick Pages" by William S. Burroughs; Introduction by Steven Lowe

Published 1993 by ArT RANDOM and Kyoto Shoin, Japan.

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