UPDATED 20 AUGUST 2012


sunday february 12 2017

COLLECTION



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Dennis Hopper and Michael Bowen photo 1996 copyright I.Paoli collection, I.Paoli private library Florence Italy San Francisco opening night photo at the De Young Museums hosting of the Whitneys touring "Beat Culture and the New America" exhibit. artist Michael Bowen and actor/photographer Dennis Hopper were exhibited in the main gallery
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Beat artist Bowen painted Lennon at Titenhurst house, Lennons place in England near Windsor castle.Bowen was invited there from India by Dan Richter Johns companion and best friend. When Bowen arrived at the place on his birthday in 1969,the household was in disarry, police searches everyday, hari krishnas just kicked out after having tried to wheedle an old chinese temple on the grounds from John. John , depressed, kicking junk after just returning from Scotland where he recorded Cold Turkey. Bowen named the 8 Lennon pieces he did in the week he was living with john and yoko "The Cold Turkey Suite"
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poet Gregory Corso and artist Michael Bowen in front of famous beat hang out "Cafe Trieste in San Francisco. late 1970s. photo copyright Roberto Ayala collection of ,I.Paoli, private library Florence Italy.
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Artist Michael Bowen and poets Allen Ginzberg and Michael McClure together at Ginzbergs last photo exhibit. 1996 in San Francisco. photo copyright I.Paoli property of I.Paoli Beat library, Florence Italy In this photo McClure appears to salute , with his wineglass, I.Paoli as she takes the photo. Actually McClures well known modesty hides a mid process in the installation of new dentures. "A good fortune for McClure, which race and poverty had denied black poet Bob Kaufman, michael bowen"
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roberto ayala & michael bowen 70s trieste s.f. foto maitreya bowen
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ginzbergs dream is over (Michael Bowen ©)
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co existance bagel shop 1957 original photo by roberto ayala --courtesy by Michael Bowen
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monroe original photo by roberto ayala --courtesy by Michael Bowen
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anger an original photograph by michael bowen --courtesy by Michael Bowen
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James (Jaf) Frankfort studio 1954.
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3 pictures of my father, todd moore---jason moore
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Michael Bowen Poet wood block 2005
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Michael Bowen average thinking 2006
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Here is a reunion of sorts. Jerry Kamstra and Michael McCracken, Jr. in Santa Cruz 11-99. Jerry and my father were best friends, along with Arthur Monroe and Michael Bowen. Michael McCracken, Jr.
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Alan Kaufmann, 1998
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William S. Burroughs -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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William S. Burroughs -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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WSB hat and David Rhaesa, 1997 -- courtesy by David Rhaesa I think that's me and Dennis Moore's Hat.--David Rhaesa, 2003
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Ohle in Lousiana, 1997 -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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Ted Joans, 1997 -- courtesy by Mike Watt
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Jack Kerouac and Gian Pieretti october 1966 in Italy
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William S. Burroughs -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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James -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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Gregory Corso and Fernanda Pivano in the 60's
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Charly -- courtesy by Patricia Elliott
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pic of Michael McCracken -- courtesy by Michael McCracken, Jr.
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Janis Joplins and Big Brother San Francisco 1966 - courtesy of Michael Bowen
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Credit Robert Baldwin for this one!
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Giuseppe Ungaretti (1968)---these are my rivers (ferlinghetti's favourite italian beat poet)
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Allen Ginsberg and italian avantgard poet Edoardo Sanguineti-- photo credit to Inge Feltrinelli
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Here's a picture of David Meltzer at a reading in the 60's
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Here is a picture of Arthur Monroe --courtesy of Michael McCracken, Jr.
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Caleb Carr (son of Lucien--core beat), Albany 2001.
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1983 hey all, april's first day: d. boon's b-day give him a thought love from watt
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1971 Ken Kesey
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2002 This is a recent photo of Claude by Pelieu by Laki Vazakas.---courtesy by Charles Plymell.
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1963 Here's one of Allen and Neal in San Francisco by Charles Plymell.
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1998 Andy Clausen, Charles Plymell, Ray Bremser, Janine Pommy Vega in Cherry Valley, 1998.---courtesy by Charles Plymell.
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Jack Kerouac
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K.T. Wiegman at Jack Kerouac Street -- photo by jon fox
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A recent photo of Hammond Guthrie
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Fernanda Pivano--- Genoa july 2001 --- courtesy newspaper laRepubblica
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Ferlinghetti cab
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Man with beard ---courtesy Leon Tabor
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Bedroom ---courtesy Leon Tabor
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Neal & Ann---courtesy Leon Tabor
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The grave
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Fernanda Pivano and Jack Kerouac Milan 1966 photo taken by Ettore Sottsass courtesy frassinelli editore
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1979 Castelporziano - Rome - Poetry Festival on the beach
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1963 Allen Ginsberg in India and in London on his 39 birthday
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(untitled #1)
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Daunbailo Tom Waits John Lurie Roberto Benigni
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Tom Waits
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Kerouac On The Road Voyager 2002
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Michael Bowen "donde esta la pastura"
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Joan Baez and Bob Dylan - Newport 1963.
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beat folks (circa summer 1997)
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Beatclimate by Michael Bowen
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Marshall McLuhan and Ginsberg poster on the wall 1968
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The great Chinawski Don Franks is the great Chinawski
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Erni Bär
It was just a bold try by someone (me!) who admires the Beats since almost 40 Years. As a matter of fact I consider myself very serously as a genuine "Dharma Bum" since I have studied quite some time with Tibetan masters but never left the Beat background totally behind. On my website you learn that I refer to them and compare their high energy level with the concept of Tibetan lineages. I feel "BEAT", though never had any real contact with one of the guys. I have been to Marin County and have climbed Mount Tamalpais where Jack slept outside sometimes. I have seen Sausalito and I have strolled around a little bit in Greenwich Village where the guys used to roam around half a century ago---Erni Bär --- visit me on www.erni-baer.de
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Yoko Ono and John Lennon

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Tom Christopher cartoonist_----As a writer I have written the definitive biography of Beat Generation writer Neal Cassady
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Peter Edler painting libby@home 2006
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MIKE WATT the bassist: hey, I'm trying to get the hang of this self-timer thing on my camera!---29 april 2006.
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MIKE WATT the great photographer of april 2006 sunrises
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Erni Bär bodhidharmadada 2005 - I found in Hamburg port area/ CTA Container Terminal the other day - I found while strolling through Hamburg city (remember Guy Debord!) - Resin Buddha - Tashi Delek! Dharmadada Erni Bär Autonomer Klebe- & Nutzmüllkünstler Autonomous Glue- & Garbage Artist Zeitgenössischer ästhetischer Urheber Contemporary Esthetical Originator www.erni-baer.de feedback@erni-baer.de
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MICHAEL BOWEN Cafe Life, oil on canvas. Lent by Phil Johnson from re beat exhibition san Francisco 1996
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ERNI BÄR art 2006
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MICHAEL BOWEN AT CARMIGNANO ITALY 1998 The following review in Italian and English will introduce you to a subterranian California artist who has had a continuous impact on global cultural affairs for the last 50 years. Until recently Michael Bowen's highly valued paintings, drawings and assemblages have been known only to a small elite group of international collectors.
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Pete Seeger 2006
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EX IT Open2002 by Yoko Ono Yes by Yoko Ono John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the '70s JL & YO 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono WAR IS OVER! John Lennon and his friend George Harrison Image lyric john lennon and yoko ono
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2002 october 6 courtesy by Mike watt
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MICHAEL BOWEN work of art from 1955 hail to the jewel in the lotus
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John Reed poem Semina magazine courtesy by MICHAEL BOWEN
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Walter Hopps Berman Ferus Gallery alley 1959 courtesy by MICHAEL BOWEN
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Berman show Ferus cross 1957 courtesy by MICHAEL BOWEN
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milarepa@work by courtesy of PETE EDLER 2006
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Harold Norse photo courtesy by aaron 2006
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20 december 2002 (_45_) mike watt birth day "the cord that spun that top was its own joy!" - dante, 'paradiso' (canto xviii) . . . . . here's some fish and eggs I just cooked to chow for my b-day breakfast: "the cord that spun that top was its own joy!" - dante
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MIKE WATT gobble gobble gobble
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1962 Allen Ginsberg in Italy _giangiacomo feltrinelli photo archive_ (c) laRepubblica 2002
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Allen Ginsberg
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Joan Beaz and Bob Dylan 1975 Penelope Cruz and Bob Dylan 2002
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PETE EDLER a painting january 2007
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Iggy Pop & Mike Watt october 29, 2002
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J.T. Leroy and Asia Argento 2002
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Mike Watt Jan 2003 sunrise in pedro photos taken by mike watt
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R.BENTZ KIRBY
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PETE EDLER painting titled Trojans - february 2007
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PETE EDLER painting titled spring@stockholm march 2007
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PETE EDLER painting titled Sir! march 2007
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MIKE WATT POLAR BEAR happy 2003 for the folks on this sphere!
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PETER EDLER vernissage 2007 Saturday June 16 from 2pm
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WAR POETS TOUR 2003 Poet Ron Whitehead and friends
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Broughton as the ventriloquist & Alex Gildzen
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Jovanotti and John Lennon at Havana, Cuba
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Nick Cave 2003
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Charlie Newman 2003
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Alessandro Haber as Charles Bukowski
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Mike Watt Polar Bear 2004 ... still a little time left to say... happy new year! ... st_pedro_sunrise_for_2004 ... catalina_from_pedro ... st_pedro_sunset ... watt_the_polar_bear ... watt_and_his_paper
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Gary Snyder trekking in mountains 1998
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Beat people in SF 1997
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JUDY HENSKE legendary singer / songwriter
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PETER EDLER remember 2007
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on bass, watt thanks for the photos courtesy by bassist Mike Watt happy 2004year! to u hola, finally, I got a sunrise I could photograph - it's been hazy- like summer each morning (in cali here we call it "june gloom" but that's supposed to be still down the road for a bit!) and impossible to get a liftoff shot of the sun since I came back from all that flying and playing some different lands. this isn't the clearest but at least you can make out a disc! got this just before I put my kayak in the water here in the harbor for me to paddle in yesterday morning. so great to do that again since my forearm's finally healed up (took ten weeks - middle years bring slow healing, kids!). oh yeah - iggy's fiftyseven today - the perpetually rising sun (son)! much respect. on bass, watt 21 Apr 2004 thanks for the photos courtesy by bassist Mike Watt
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Nicolas Chanseaud. He is part of the beat movement in Argentina Nicolas Chanseaud is the crazy guy at the middle of the photo, with his tongue out ---thanks for the photo courtesy by Carl
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Michael Bowen ciao rinaldo questa photo e di un personaggio beat sconosciuto. del1959 che ho scattato io in san francisco grant ave e green ave. michael bowen
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Mike Watt california marina landscape here's another one from monday! a container ship (or "can boat" if you're a longshoreman) making for open sea from the "angels gate" harbor entrance to our port here in san pedro at sunrise. in pedro, watt
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Patricio Lange SETNOVA e il argentinian Beat movement: www.fotolog.net/setnova
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HUNTER S. THOMPSON Oh by the way, the reason you could find Hunter was because he was busy, see? Mowing the Lawn! Ha! alot of thanks to www.tappingmyownphone.com www.insomniacathon.org
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Peter Edler writer artist in the beat underunderground street avantgarde
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Pete Edler the book : forever beat It's about beat street writers in North Beach in 1964
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PETER EDLER, Hillary Clinton collage 2007
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Peter Edler a painting on the current situation in the United States entitled _Uncle Sam reading chicken entrails to chart the course of the nation_Upholding Liberty in Iraq
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Peter Edler a painting on the current situation in the United States entitled _Uncle Sam reading chicken entrails to chart the course of the nation_Upholding Liberty in Iraq & thanks pete !
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Mike Watt as photographer december 2004 winter solstice otherwise known as the crack-of-dawn for the further on... oh yeah, this guy saw it too... happy winter solstice from san pedro, california how the sun looked in pedro this morning... cali-mas sunrise in pedro dec 29 2004 ... pelicans ... sunrise in pedro dec 30 2004 ... 2004 quickly becoming a ghost... watt b day sunrise
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RICK GRIFFIN a cult figure who has set the iconographic terrain for three distinct subcultures
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MIKE WATT as photograph of 2007 autumnal equinox
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J.LENNON and M.JAGGER
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Hunter Stockton Thompson and Johnny Depp in 1998
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Wayne Propst Recent Photo , october 2007
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MICHAEL BOWEN Aloha
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MICHAEL BOWEN John Lennon at home 1970
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MICHAEL BOWEN Dog Dreams of Angel
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MICHAEL BOWEN Checking in Katmandu 1970
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MICHAEL BOWEN Flesh of gods
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John Coltrane
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MICHAEL BOWEN "Remember Madrid"
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Mike Watt Polar Bear Swim 2005
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MIKE WATT _banyan_ 2007
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Mike Watt as photographer of pelicans
finally got to paddle my 'yak after all this rain!
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MIKE WATT d.boon 2007
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MIKE WATT iggy 2007
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MIKE WATT richie 2007
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PETER EDLER, acrobats for peace - september 2007
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PETER EDLER, The Cheney Variations - october 2007
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PETER EDLER, The Puppeteer - november 2007
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MICHAEL BOWEN, NOW - november 2007
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RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, short story in SF - november 2007
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PETER EDLER, Congressional Gold - december 2007, 1
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THE MINUTEMEN WE JAM ECONO photos by eric stringer
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Mike Watt as photograph of sunrise
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Mike Watt I sure know what I ought to sound like...
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MICHAEL BOWEN Turk le clair michael bowen hawaii 2004
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MICHAEL BOWEN The Dancing Flowers of Tepoztlan
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MAN WOMAN The Door of Poetry
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MAN WOMAN painting I Ejaculate The Universe
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KENNETH H. BROWN standing in front of the new Living Theatre in NYC
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MICHAEL BOWEN " iran hangs gay children " 2007
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MICHAEL BOWEN " certificate of honor from the mayor of San Francisco " september 2007
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Mike Watt as photograph of Historic seaplane lands in L.A. harbor
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MICHAEL BOWEN painting, Black Joes Amsterdam Bar
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HOLLYWOOD BLVD MARCH 27 2005
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ERNI BÄR : selected works
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Aki Kaurismäki London 1990 photo by Marya Leena Ukkanen
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RAYMOND PETTIBON : one of the most influential artists to emerge from southern California.
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Mike Watt: happy winter solstice 2005 from watt!
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PETER EDLER as painter Just finished this - I call it Spring. Best, Pete
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Peter Edler -- Libby at Bay here's a painting I just did, Pete
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Peter Edler -- Libby at Bay here's a painting I just did, Pete
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Peter Edler -- libby@fallujah 2 photos of my new canvas, titled libby@fallujah. Why don't you find a space and we'll have a show down there spring MMVI. I'll have 3 big canvases (2x3m) in this series. You saw the first one - libby@bay. Early next year I'll start on the third one, to be called libby@home. That would make a fine exhibition with a contemporary theme that should beat some sense into art lovers. Pete
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Peter Edler -- libby@fallujah 2 photos of my new canvas, titled libby@fallujah. Why don't you find a space and we'll have a show down there spring MMVI. I'll have 3 big canvases (2x3m) in this series. You saw the first one - libby@bay. Early next year I'll start on the third one, to be called libby@home. That would make a fine exhibition with a contemporary theme that should beat some sense into art lovers. Pete
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Colin Shaddick courtesy by ron whitehead
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Hunter S. Thompson and Ron Whitehead courtesy by ron whitehead
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Ron at Gonzo mailbox and Woody Creek Road sign august 2005
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MICHAEL BOWEN IN STOCKHOLM snow wizard
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my wife isa and i in our jungle hut 2005 playing music-- michael bowen
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the crushing of mexico by the american elephant painting by bowen 1983 --- michael bowen
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games people play carmignano tuscany italy 1997 --- courtesy michael bowen
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MICHAEL BOWEN AND ROBERTO AYALA on the trail mexico 64 by roberto ayala.. on the way to meet friends from an indian village that just got a hand mimeograph machine to communicate with the outside world thank you to Michael Bowen and his gentle courtesy for the photo
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MICHAEL BOWEN PAINTING city living © Phil Johnson 1980, 2006 thank you to Michael Bowen and his gentle courtesy for permitting his wonder on this site
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MIKE WATT POLAR BEAR 2006
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the weather at home by Peter Edler 2007
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here's what I saw paddling my kayak in the harbor yesterday sunsrise in pedro jan 5 2006 sunrise in san pedro feb 16 2006 Queen Mary 2 LA Fire Department
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Ron and Sarah Whitehead february in Portugal 2007
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MIKE WATT raymond's b.day 2007
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MICHAEL BOWEN painting BIG MAC KILLS CHILDREN THEN THE WORLD
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Window Dressing-Venice by Larry Keenan 2007
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mike watt performance 2006---many thanks to courtesy of bassist mike watt
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PETER SIMMONS Hendrix pic was taken in August 1970. this photograph of Jimi Hendrix that I took at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Isle of Wight the crowd They were taken for a Swedish magazine, Hant I Veckan and published 11 September 1970. thanks alot peter!
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WAYNE PROPST resides Lawrence, KS artist, writer, slightly mad genius, friend of William S.Burroughs---many thanks to courtesy of patricia elliott
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PETER EDLER painting ''Kiss''
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2006 happy spring from watt!
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Ron and Sarah Whitehead in Portugal 2007
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Beat Comrades by MICHAEL BOWEN
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ERNI BÄR "The Path to the Temple". 2006.
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MIKE WATT hey folks, happy bloomsday! 2006
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MIKE WATT POLAR BEAR 2007
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PETER EDLER New Year 2007
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MIKE WATT POLAR BEAR 2008 saltwater plunge off pedro
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PETER EDLER Happy New Year 2008
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ALEX GILDZEN happy new year from Mamie & me ( 2008 )
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Pallet Knife, Hammond Guthrie 2007 ( january 2008 )
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Mike Watt in s.f. now but long beach saturday - 24 january 2008
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PETER EDLER, West of Eden - february 2008
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MIKE WATT & FRIENDS, april 2008.
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MIKE WATT,first day of spring! april 2008.
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PETER EDLER, here's a canvas I just finished. I call it power , Pete. - april 2008
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EMILIO TAMEZ, VERSOSOROTOS - 15 april 2008
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HAMMOND GUTHRIE, cell phone service painting - 25 april 2008
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ERNI BAER, Dharmadada Zengarten 1997 - 25 april 2008
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PETER EDLER, le feminin - posted 30 june 2008.
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HAMMOND GUTHRIE, Picture for Picture.... - posted 7 JANUARY 2009.
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MIKE WATT, Cabrillo Beach Polar Bears 57th Annual First Swim of the Year 2009 - posted 7 JANUARY 2009.
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PETER EDLER, painting- posted 20 AUGUST 2012



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