Meet The Beats Poster Number Two: William S. Burroughs. Robert Crumb, William S. Burroughs.

Meet The Beats Poster Number Two: William S. Burroughs

Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 1985. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (appx. 12" x 18") with reproduction of a portrait illustration of William S. Burroughs by Robert Crumb, the legendary underground comix-&-beyond master artist. Exemplary of Crumb's uncanny ability to get at the eye-twinkling core of his subjects with this depiction of the later conservative-appearing WSB tipping his hat at the viewer with his slightly smiling, wizened expression. As noted on the poster, this is Number Two in the Meet the Beats Poster series published by Water Row Press, the imprint of our venerable friend & mentor the bookseller-publisher Jeffrey Weinberg. One of an edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, this is copy No. 67/100. Schottlaender, G22, pg. 131. From the collection of Brian Schottlaender himself, the author of "Anything But Routine," the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition. As just above, we always consult our good friend Brian's ABR for all our WSB-related rarities. A beautiful production, a rare meeting of two iconic iconoclasts, & an increasingly scarce collectible with distinguished provenance. In very fine condition with only several tiny spots at left edge & upper left corner; otherwise substantially mint. This item will be shipped very carefully rolled in a tube, & extra postage will be required. Very Fine. [Item #4746]

Price: $120.00