Artist's description:

This original acrylic painting portrait of Beat generation writer William S. Burroughs was inspired by a series of letters written to Alan Ginsburg which were later published as "The Yage Letters".

WSB was writing from South America regarding his search for a drug known as Yage to help break his chronic dependence on heroin. Yage was said to have the ability to induce a telepathic state in the user.

In this piece I tried to convey a sense of tribal contrast against the facade of Burroughs' somewhat conservative appearance. I have always seen Burroughs as a man of many contrasts. This piece is an exercise in conveying contradiction.

Materials used:

High Quality Acrylic Paints, Paint Pen, Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Yage Letters (2015)

$1,250 Sold

  • Artwork description
  • Shipping
  • Returns and refunds
    We want you to love your art! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it free within 14 days, no questions asked. Learn more

This artwork is sold by Matt Pecson from United States

Would you like 10% off?