Exhibition

William S. Burroughs as seen at Frieze 2020

24 Jun 2020 – 11 Jul 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:30 – 17:30
Wednesday
12:30 – 17:30
Thursday
12:30 – 17:30
Friday
12:30 – 17:30
Saturday
12:30 – 17:30
Sunday
Closed

October Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Tube: Holborn/Russell Square

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October Gallery exhibited the work of William S. Burroughs in Frieze’s virtual viewing room in May 2020. This exhibition will present selected works from the viewing room in the physical gallery space.

About

Burroughs practised visual art throughout his life, for decades he produced photographs, collages and film, then in his later years he became a prolific painter.

Burroughs thought in images and symbols, this is visible in both his writing and paintings. He was influenced by process art, recombinant art, and incorporating text into paintings.

Born in 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, William S. Burroughs was a cultural innovator, writer and artist. In 1981, Burroughs moved from New York City to Lawrence, Kansas. From 1987 onward, he prolifically created visual art including painting and shotgun pieces.

Burroughs' work has been exhibited in over fifty galleries and museums including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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