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authors who make visual art exhibit

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Wed, 28 Jul 1999 10:54:18 EDT

Re the discussion of people other than artists who make visual art I came
across the following:

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Lexington, KY USA United States of America

Silkscreen prints by such pivotal contemporary writers as
Kurt Vonnegut, Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson, and
William S. Burroughs will be featured in the Fall 1999
exhibition Modern Fiction and Art at the University of
Kentucky Art Museum. Drawn from the museum’s collection
and area private collections, the prints on view illustrate
the innovative ideas of these authors translated into
visual forms. Vonnegut’s silkscreens Tralfamadore, Trout
in Cohoes, Sphincter, and Cheops represent not only themes
and characters addessed in his novels, but they also embody
the author’s surreal aesthetic. Burroughs “finished” his
print Something New Has Been Added by blasting the image
with a shotgun, which, to the author, was a means of
exploring chance operation and randomness. The writer and
illustrator Ralph Steadman produced vivid reinterpretations
inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the cult
classic by gonzo journalist and Kentucky native Hunter S.