"The function of the artist is to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but does not know that he knows."

-William S. Burroughs

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Gerald (Gerry) Rupp constructed his modernist A-Frame house sometime around 1949 or 1950 in Morro Bay,California. All together, Rupp constructed 10 homes within the surrounding lots, most of which were sold to artists, writers, and musicians. This area quickly became known to local fishermen as “Beatnik Hill.” Their small community was a stopping point for famous beats on their way to Big Sur.

Chris Fennell (American, b. 1966), A Crash Without A Sound, 2013. Acrylic, glitter, cut painted paper, sequins and acryloid resin on canvas over panel, 60 × 48 in.

A detail from Vincent Colvin’s Balena, 2013, oil ink woodcut on archival paper. A work in our The Intuitionists exhibition. On view through August 24. (at The Drawing Center)

hey guys, I’ve been gone for awhile. really needed a break from the world


Alberto Pancorbo 

(Source: candieddeath, via graduatedelf)


Drugs + your face between Bonzo’s junk, and Robert & Jimmy’s butts = Jonesy’s expression

Detail of "Water Serpents”; oil on canvas; by Gustav Klimt

Psychedelic voyagers Pink Floyd with Sultan of Strange Syd Barrett.

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."

- Ernest Hemingway (via quotes-shape-us)

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