Hey Chicagoans! There’s a new documentary about William S. Burroughs that is premiering on January 21st at the Music Box Theater entitled, “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.” In addition, artistic works of cultural icons Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs will be featured at Th!nkArt Salon in conjunction with the premiere of the film.
From Th!nk’ArtSalon’s website: Celebrate the artistic works of cultural icons Allen Ginsberg & William S. Burroughs at the Th!nkArtSalon. The opening reception will be between 5:30 P.M. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Allen Ginsberg’s photogaphic work on display provides a rare glimpse into a generation of free expression and rebellious thinkers from the 1950′s, including candid snapshots of his friends William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac as well as self-portraits. William S. Burroughs’ works on paper and shotgun paintings push the artistic boundaries paralleling the spirit of both of their written work. The reception will feature a live performance of Ginsberg’s seminal poem, “Howl” by Kevin Coval.