Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Burroughs project featured in exhibit

June 21, 2007


A Lawrence artist's collaboration with the late William S. Burroughs is among exhibits at the La Biennale de Montreal 2007, one of the world's major contemporary art festivals.

Roger Holden began collaborating on a piece with Burroughs in spring 1996 by asking the author to shoot several holes into a concave Plexiglass mirror. Burroughs often used various guns in making pieces of artwork, and he consented to Holden's request.

Holden sent the work in 2000 to Canadian artist Chris Cran, who completed the work and submitted it to the festival.

Holden collaborated with Burroughs before in work shown at Ports of Entry at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1996 as well as the Spencer Museum of Art.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 10 months ago

Hmmmmmm.never thought of it before; maybe thats what Vice Pres Cheney was doing when he blasted the old guy in Texas.......making art?


OZ 6 years, 10 months ago

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William S. Burroughs is one of the FEW, GREAT treasures of this state and I'll bet MOST of the citizens of this state have NO IDEA who he was or what he's done.

However, among those Kansas citizens that do not know who Burroughs was do know all about NASCAR and Tractor Pulls as well as war mongering all the while claiming to be "good" X-tians as they practice their bigotry, ignorance and hypocrisy towards other citizens.

KKKLANSAS, the STATE of HATE, IS as DUMB and BIGOTED as you think!

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