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The Beat Scene: Burt Glinn’s Vivid Portrait of a Subculture

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Burt Glinn Things get rough. John Rapinic restrains Gregory Corso who hurls insults at a reporter: "But you don't understand Kangoroonian weep! Forsake thy trade! Flee to the Enchenedian Islands." New York Ci (...)
Burt Glinn Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Barney Rosset in Washington Square Park. San Francisco. USA. 1960. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Earl Bostic and his trumpet player playing chess during a break at the Blackhawk. That is the sun coming through the red and white striped window. Pretty jazzy eh, Dad? This is the end of Take One. (...)
Burt Glinn Party for artist Maurice Bugeaud, who is celebrating the winning of a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Europe by hosting a Rent a Beatnik party at an artist's loft on Christie and Division street (...)
Burt Glinn Gathering at the houseboat home of Jean Varda, San Francisco painter who is as well known for pretty girls as he is for painting. That is his bottle sculpture on the window. San Francisco. USA. 1960. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Things get rough. John Rapinic restrains Corso who hurls insults at a reporter: "But you don't understand Kangoroonian weep! Forsake thy trade! Flee to the Enchenedian Islands." In foreground, wize (...)
Burt Glinn USA. San Francisco. 1960. City Lights bookstore. Lawrence Ferlinghetti and manager Shigeyoshi Murao. The City Lights is the mecca for all beat writers and many of them recieve their mail here. The (...)
Burt Glinn Earl Bostic and his trumpet player playing chess during a break at the Blackhawk. That is the sun coming through the red and white striped window. Pretty jazzy eh, Dad? This is the end of Take One. (...)
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1959. Mimi Margaux on the balcony of an East Village Beat hangout. She describes herself as a dancer, actress, model and follower of "la Vie Boheme." © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1957. Choreographer Merce CUNNINGHAM with dance Anita HUFFINGTON in the mirror. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Things get rough. John Rapinic restrains Corso who hurls insults at a reporter: "But you don't understand Kangoroonian weep! Forsake thy trade! Flee to the Enchenedian Islands." In foreground, wize (...)
Burt Glinn Things get rough. John Rapinic restrains Corso who hurls insults at a reporter: "But you don't understand Kangoroonian weep! Forsake thy trade! Flee to the Enchenedian Islands." In foreground, wize (...)
Burt Glinn Things get rough. John Rapinic restrains Gregory Corso who hurls insults at a reporter: "But you don't understand Kangoroonian weep! Forsake thy trade! Flee to the Enchenedian Islands." New York Ci (...)
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1957. Allen GINSBERG, Gregory CORSO, and Barney ROSSET in Washington Square Park. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1959. Beat writer Gregory CORSO on a stairway at Seven Arts Coffee Gallery. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Leroi JONES, one of the original Beat poets and controversial for his extreme political views, at his home in Newark. Now known as Amiri BARAKA, he was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey in 2000 and (...)
Burt Glinn Kerouac at Seven Arts Coffee Gallery with unidentified beatnik disconsolate beauty.New York City. USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Beat poet Gregory Corso sits in the window of Allen Ginsberg's East Village apartment. New York City. USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1959. Writer Gregory CORSO at a Beat party at Seven Arts Coffee Gallery. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Bongo party at a new place on the Beach called the Fox and Hounds. San Francisco. USA. 1960. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. NYC. 1957. Surrounded by modern art, Upper Bohemians mingle at a party given by photographer Arnold Newman. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Writers Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Barney Rosset in Washington Square Park. New York City. USA. 1957. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. San Francisco. 1960. Bongo party at a new place on the Beach called the Fox and Hounds. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Hugh Nanton Romney (later known as Wavy Gravy) at a poetry and song night at the White Horse Tavern. New York City. USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Alexander Kaldis talks with Willem de Kooning in his studio. Dancer Anita Huffington and Larry Rivers are in the background. New York City. USA. 1957. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1959. Corso exchanged one sneaker with another beatnik admirer. Poetess Barbara Moraff in background. Seven Arts Coffee Gallery. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Painter Helen Frankenthaler works on an abstract expressionist painting in her studio. New York City. USA. 1957. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. New York City. 1957. A back table at The Five Spot. From left to right: sculptor David SMITH, painter Helen FRANKENTHALER (back to camera), art guru Frank OHARA, painter Larry RIVERS, painter (...)
Burt Glinn Ted Joans reads his poetry at the Bizarre coffee shop. New York City. USA. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos