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Exotic Birds
N.p., 1979. N.p.: N.p., 1979. Red, orange, and black marker on drawing paper. Signed, "Van Vliet / 79."& & 10.5 x 13.75 inches. Archivally framed and matted. Near Fine.& & Gary Lucas was the principal guitar player, along with Jeff Moris Tepper, in Captain Beefheart's final configuration of the Magic Band, appearing prominently on Beefheart's last two recordings, "Doc at the Radar Station" (1980) and "Ice Cream for Crow" (1982). Lucas' solo guitar performances of "Flavor Bud Living" and "Evening Bell" on the respective recordings are singular in Beefheart's ouevre. & & Lucas managed and performed with Beefheart for five years, until Van Vliet retired to Trinidad, California to be a full-time painter in the mid-1980s. During their association, well before he gained notoriety as a painter, Beefheart spontaneously created drawings for Lucas, typically using colored markers, and typically reflecting the situation where the drawing was being made, either literally or on some abstract level. & & Accompanied by an explanatory letter of provenance from Lucas.
      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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