Picture This by Jonathan Morris

Picture This by Jonathan Morris

This month Brighton Museum is staging two of the most exciting exhibitions seen in the town for years. Underground London and Stand Up To Be DiscontinuedRead More

Ravaged blues on canvas by Neil Spencer

Captain Beefheart was a music legend; now he’s Don Van Vliet, genius of paint. `You can physically drown in paint, you can mentally drown in music,’Read More

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Don Van Vliet is probably the only full-time painter who used to be a mythical figure in music. Once Captain Beefheart, he is soon to exhibitRead More

Rising Above Chaos by Marcy Timberman

Don Van Vliet at Fred Hoffman Gallery Fans from Don Van Vliet’s (a.k.a. Captain Beefheart’s) rock ‘n’ roll past will no doubt be curious to seeRead More

Stand Up To Be Discontinued: On Don Van Vliet as Painter and Musician by Paolo Bianchi

The terse, succinct, even programmatic formula enunciated by Don Van Vliet alias Captain Beefheart, is both peremptory and cryptic: “Stand up to be discontinued!” When aRead More

Stand Up To Be Discontinued. Die Malerei von Don van Vliet / The Art of Don van Vliet

Stand Up To Be Discontinued. Die Malerei von Don van Vliet / The Art of Don van Vliet

Published by Cantz Paperback £21.95 1993 ISBN 3-9801320-2-1 Hardback Limited Edition (1500) with CD £32.50 1993 ISBN 3-9801320-3-X Deluxe Slip Cased Limited Edition (120) with originalRead More

Static Struggle and Transcendence – Don Van Vliet’s Universe by Pamela Popeson

Static Struggle and Transcendence – Don Van Vliet’s Universe by Pamela Popeson

Don Van Vliet; poet, musician, composer, anti-rockstar, aka the legendary Captain Beefheart, has been off in the wilderness making pictures since the early seventies. Exhibiting hisRead More

The Art Of Don Van Vliet by Fred Hoffman

After having followed Don Van Vliet’s work for sometime, it is now appropriate to salute the artist on his arrival as a significant force in theRead More

The Painting of Don Van Vliet by Roberto Ohrt

In the early 1970s the voice of Don Van Vliet, alias Captain Beefheart, was a signal and a proof that something else is possible -that nothingRead More

The Pop Life by Jon Parelas

A painter whose first one-man show in New York runs through Saturday at the Mary Boone Gallery, 417 West Broadway, may be better known to music-loversRead More

The Wizard’s Inscriptions by Mark Van Proyen 1989

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – Frank Zappa Indeed, and I would suspect that Frank Zappa might have similar opinions on the subjectRead More

Van Vliet at Knoedler & Co. from New York Times

Don Van Vliet Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street Through Dec. 5 Known in an earlier incarnation as the rock musician Captain Beefheart, Don VanRead More

Where’s The Captain? by Kristine McKenna

Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale, California, on January 15, 1941, the only child of Glenn and Sue Van Vliet. Don began showing artistic talentRead More

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