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City Lights Events 2004

FERLINGHETTI'S LIFE STUDIES / LIFE STORIES

FERLINGHETTI'S LIFE STUDIES / LIFE STORIES
San Francisco 2004

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is shown here with some of his work from the opening of his exhibit at the George Krevsky Gallery. Nancy Peters helped me clear his fans away for a few seconds so I could shoot this photograph. Lawrence says "as a painter, I have always been more interested in the life stories of models than their physical appearance, and these drawings area all attempts to at least 'to scratch the surface' of the human facade."
FERLINGHETTI'S SING SING SAGA

FERLINGHETTI'S SING SING SAGA
San Francisco 2004

At Lawrence's opening of his exhibit at the George Krevsky Gallery, I got to a have a private session with him. He explained to me the story behind his huge painting. He told me that his brother was the deputy warden at Sing Sing prison. He had to witness every execution, which finally put him over the edge. He said that the photo in the painting was found in his brother's effects after his death.
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