Unsung Heroes - Richard Brautigan

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Unsung Heroes - Richard Brautigan

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From my series "Unsung Heroes" which has toured Melbourne, Gold Coast and Paris. "Richard Brautigan" was 1 of a series of 8 portraits of artists, musicians, writers, actors and cultural icons who have inspired my work over the years - yet are relatively unknown outside of subculture. Each portrait is painted on wood.

 

Brautigan was an American fiction writer and poet who is often considered one of The Beat Generation. His work has an innocence and ambiguity, as well as a wonderful visual quality that has seeped into many of my paintings. His books "In Watermelon Sugar", "Trout Fishing in America" and "A Confederate General In Big Sur" are to me, among the greatest works in American Literature. He lived between San Francisco and Montana and was active during the 60s and 70s, but is not nearly widely known as his contemporaries. I recently read a quote from another hero of mine, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp, who confessed he scans the 'B' section of second-hand book store shelves for Brautigan - a habit that I share. Copies of his books are often hard to come by.


The artwork is an original and absolutely one of a kind. It is made from mixed media (pen, permanent marker, gouache, acrylic, stickers and spraypaint) on wood, and is size 60 cms x 60 cms approx. It is ready to hang.

There are several other works left from this series - please enquire if you would like to see what else I have available.

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