Oh, the wonderful Allen Ginsberg.
This is the second piece in my Beats collection (Kerouac was the first). I love both writers, but my heart really does belong to Ginsberg. I love his strangeness, and his overwhelming flamboyancy. I adore “Howl,” “America,” and “A Supermarket In California.” This is the piece that I will miss most when it sells, if it sells.
For those who don’t know, Ginsberg was a beat poet and writer best known for his poem, “Howl.”
More about the actual piece.
I chose to paint the young Ginsberg because of how open his face appears. He still looks innocent, and a little less frazzled.
The photo that inspired the drawing can be found in a lot of places, but to make it easier, here’s the link.
I drew flowers in the background (instead of writing, for once!) for two reasons.
One, because of this photo:
Two, I wanted to get away from just writing in the background. I was very tempted to do so. I am pretty happy that I stuck to my decision.
On a last note about the piece, the title, Holy, Holy is from”Footnote to Howl.”
I wonder what beat inspired piece will be next.