"Look at the surrealist moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Just a silly joke? Consider where this joke can lead. I had been working with Malcolm Mc Neill
for five years on an illustrated book entitled Ah Pook Is Here
, and we used the same idea: Hieronymous Bosch as the background for scenes and characters taken from the Mayan codices
and transformed into modern counterparts. That face in the Mayan Dresden Codex
will be the barmaid in this scene, and we can use the Vulture God
over here. Bosch, Michelangelo, Renoir, Monet, Picasso — steal anything in sight. You want a certain light on your scene? Lift it from Monet. You want a 1930s backdrop? Use Hopper
." -- William S. Burroughs, Les Voleurs [more inside]
Book nerds everywhere will enjoy these scans of cover art from the works of Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs
, Jack Kerouac
, Neal Cassady
, and John Clellon Holmes
. [more inside]
A 1983 documentary by Howard Brookner on William S. Burroughs. 89 mins, G-vid, a bit more inside...