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The Beat Scene

Photographs by Burt Glinn

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

Featured image, of San Francisco painter Jay DeFeo at work on "Deathrose," is reproduced from 'The Beat Scene.'

Unseen images of the Beats, including many—uniquely—in color

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was working with Burt Glinn’s widow, Elena, on a larger retrospective of Glinn’s work. Archived with the negatives was a short essay by Jack Kerouac entitled "And This Is The Beat Nightlife of New York," which is published here alongside the photographs. The book features black-and-white shots, and also—uniquely, for images of this era—more than 70 in color. An extremely rare find, these photographs capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print.

The photographs were shot between 1957 and 1960 in New York and San Francisco and feature nearly everyone involved in the scene, including writers and artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, LeRoi Jones, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick and many more. Glinn was celebrated for his extraordinary talent as a social documentary photographer, and during his time with the Beats his camera captured the spirit of the counterculture—writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and parties pursuing a truth and future the mainstream would and could not acknowledge.

This exquisite tome is an intimate and fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential bohemians and a celebration of Glinn’s inimitable talent.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Burt Glinn (1935–2008) was an American professional photographer who worked with Magnum Photos. He covered revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s entrance into Havana, Cuba, and photographed people such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. In collaboration with the writer Laurens van der Post, Glinn published A Portrait of All the Russias (1967) and A Portrait of Japan (1968).


Featured image, of San Francisco painter Jay DeFeo at work on "Deathrose," is reproduced from 'The Beat Scene.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Times

John Leland

The Beat Generation in its natural habitat.

Huck

Not only does the work offer a portrait of the Beats in all of their glory, but of a photographer who would soon go on to establish himself as one of the leading names of his generation.

bobdylan.com

Amazing, untouched treasure trove of images...these photographs manage to capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print.

New York Journal of Books

Lew Whittington

Newly discovered photo series by famed 20th century photojournalist Burt Glinn captures the broader cultural scope of the era in The Beat Scene… without doubt one of the best archival photo titles of the year.

Another Man

An unprecedented look inside the Beat scene.

Rolling Stone

Fifties bohemia comes alive in photographs by Burt Glinn — from poetry readings to parties to a brawl starring poet Gregory Corso.

Art in America

Robert Atkins

Documentary photographer Burt Glinn ... captured key figures of the Beat generation. The color and black-and-white images, recently released by Glin's widow, capture the bohemian creatives at parties, cafes, and bars.

The Beat Scene

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/12/2018

Burt Glinn's photographs of the New York Beat Scene on view at Jason McCoy Gallery

Burt Glinn's photographs of the New York Beat Scene on view at Jason McCoy Gallery

Burt Glinn's photographs of the New York Beat Scene will be on view at Jason McCoy Gallery from Wednesday, September 12 through October 12, 2018. Curated by Samantha McCoy in collaboration with the Burt Glinn Estate and Magnum Photos, this exhibition spans 1957-1960.
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The Beat Scene

THE BEAT SCENE

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

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Pub Date: 7/24/2018
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Burt Glinn: Cuba 1959

BURT GLINN: CUBA 1959

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Photographs by Burt Glinn.

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Pub Date: 10/15/2015
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