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ZOMBIE PORTRAIT by Charles Bukowski

While generally remembered for his writing, Charles Bukowski also produced hundreds of paintings.  Most of them done on 6 X 9 inch paper with thick globs of paint applied with primitive strokes.  His work was regularly published in special hardcover first editions.

In the early 1980’s Bukowski stopped painting for good, stating that the assembly line aspect of the publisher’s demands took the joy out of the process, and made him feel like a Zombie.  Here’s one of his self portraits that captures the hollow searching of the undead:

Charle Bukowski Self Portrait

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