Photograph

Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and William Burroughs

1968 (photographed)

Cooper, Michael

Height: 373 mm sheet, Width: 275 mm sheet, Height: 470 mm mount, Width: 570 mm mount

E.2063-2004 PDP

'Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and William Burroughs', gelatin-silver print, Michael Cooper, 1968

Portrait of Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and William Burroughs. Monochrome.

For over a quarter of the century, the photographs of Michael Cooper have been identified with the chronology of the Rolling Stones. His documentation of the years he knew them, from 1963 to his death a decade later, has ensured that his name is synonymous with the band. He was also involved with the London art scene of the sixties. The Robert Fraser Gallery in Duke Street, Mayfair - to which Cooper became attached in 1964 - played host to the incipient Pop Art movement as well as to establised names such as Jean Dubuffet and Rene Magritte. This portrait, taken at the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago in 1968, shows a group of writers and poets from the 'beat generation' - Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and William Burroughs.

Given by Adam Cooper

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 911, box B

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