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Burt Glinn
Jack Kerouac, Black and White Photograph of Beat Generation Author with Friend

1959

About the Item

The black and white photograph from the 1950s captures beatnik hipster writer Jack Kerouac in dark glasses, wearing a beret and friend Barbara Ferrara. Beat Couple, 1959 by Burt Glinn is a gelatin silver press print, 10" x 8" with an embossed Burt Glinn stamp in the margin on recto (front of photo). It is estate signed on verso (back of photo). The image appears on page 54 of Burt Glinn's latest monograph The Beat Scene (RAP, 2018). Provenance: Glinn Estate *** Artist’s Bio: Born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum photo agency. He photographed personalities throughout the 1950s and 60s, continuing to work commercially and editorially for more than five decades in the US and abroad on assignment, until his death in 2008. The artist photographed revolutionary leader Fidel Castro entrance into Havana, Cuba, celebrity and art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. Subject matter included the social scene of the rich, the dirtiness of politics, and the humorous. Glinn received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography. *** Available exclusively at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.
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