Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Bukowski Artwork

While not generally remembered for his artistic skills, Bukowski was capable of producing some surprisingly good paintings. Of course he was primarily a writer, not a painter. There's a few strong paintings whilst the majority of them are just jokes.

He produced literally hundreds of these paintings. Most of them painted on 6 X 9 inch paper with thick layers of acrylics, oil paint, watercolors, pastels, crayons, pens - whatever was at hand. They were sent to Black Sparrow (Publisher) where they were bound into special hardcover first editions of his books.

"The difference between life and art, is art is more bearable" - Bukowski.

1 comment:

braindeadscum said...

everytime i hear his fucking name i want a beer..