Category Archives: Burroughs

Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Richard Avedon photographing SNCC demonstrators, March 1963 “Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard … Continue reading

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Printing Techniques: Mimeo

“If the letterpress represents the magazine or book as high art, the mimeograph machine epitomizes lo-fi production. The master of the mimeograph machine must first of all be a master of the stencil. The stencil is a floppy wax sheet … Continue reading

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Greenwich Village

The corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue in the East Village in March 1969. “… Greenwich Village again became important to the Bohemian scene during the 1950s, when the Beat Generation focused their energies there. Fleeing from what … Continue reading

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Chicago 1968: The Whole World Is Watching chronicles the chaos of the infamous DNC convention

“One afternoon a little more than 50 years ago, the photographer Michael Cooper wandered into the bar at the Chateau Marmont in LA and happened to run into a friend, the writer Terry Southern. Southern had time for just one … Continue reading

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31 literary icons of Greenwich Village

Streetview of 81 Horatio Street, where Baldwin lived from 1958 to 1961 “Greenwich Village, specifically the historic district at its core, has been described as many things, but ‘literary’ may be among the most common. That’s not only because the … Continue reading

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The Invention of Mid-Century Cool

“Between 1951, when Barney Rosset purchased it for $3000, and 1970, Grove Press became a veritable communications center for the counterculture, defined in many ways by the visual sensibility of legendary cover designer Roy Kuhlman. Rosset shared Kuhlman’s aesthetic taste—which … Continue reading

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#6: Call Me Burroughs LP

“#6 – Call Me Burroughs LP – The English Bookshop (1965). An Installment in Jed Birmingham’s series of the The Top 23 Most Interesting Burroughs Collectibles. Your finger runs along a series of spines searching for a hot track. Ah, … Continue reading

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