Alpha, Beatnik


31.8 H x 25.6 W x 1 in (81 x 65 cm)

Etching ink on canvas.
Original signed small limited edition, off-print on canvas by the artist.
Printmaking, relief process. Framed, art gallery wrapped.

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In the late 1950’s by San Francisco newspaper columnist Herb Caen contracted form of russian suffix -nik in the wake of Sputnik. Associated with beat in its slang beat meaning it names the condition of being beaten down, poor, exhausted, at the bottom of the world. Writers Ginsberg and Kerouac from Beat generation in 1958 connected it with beatitude.

Young people which stressed artistic self-expression and the rejection of the mores of conventional society, implied a connection with the communist movement, other than the antipathy both philosophies shared towards capitalism.

Signed small limited edition printmaking by the artist. Unframed art gallery wrapped canvas. This work will ships flat in a sturdy, well protected cardboard box, woodbox available upon request. You are looking for something specific? If you have any questions on this piece leave a message for further information.

Weight5 kg
Dimensions100 x 5 x 75 cm
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