Animals and Black Ladies by Karsten Ohrt

In 1990, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik organized a large retrospective exhibition Rockens Billeder (Images of Rock), which contained works of European and American artists from the previousRead More

Captain Beefheart Gaining International Acclaim – for Painting by John Rogers

A long time ago, in an artistic dimension somewhere in another galaxy called the 1960s, there emerged an unlikely musical hero, name of Captain Beefheart. AtRead More

Don Van Vliet -The Painting by Jessica Rutherford

30 years ago Don van Vliet and his friend Frank Zappa wrote a film script and accompanying sound-track with the title Captain Beefheart Meets the GruntRead More

Don Van Vliet In Bielefeld by Andreas Beaugrand

In our days, music is everywhere: on the radio and on TV, at home and wherever you go, on the stage, at the supermarket and inRead More

Exhibition book Stand Up To Be Discontinued reviewed by Chuck Stephens

The Collected Paintings of Don Van Vliet, the once (and future?) Captian Beefheart A reporter from New York Rocker once asked poet, painter and composer DonRead More

Exhibitions by Robert Hanks

Recording artist: Don van Vliet, the artist, is now back in touch with Captain Beefheart, the legend. Robert Hanks spots the difference. When he was aRead More

Paul Gardner At Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, September 1994

Paul Gardner At Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, September 1994

Paul Gardner with Boat & Blue Bodagress and Crepe & Black Lamps, photo by Graham Johnston.

Pearls Before Swine by Luca Ferrari

Ice Cream for Crow. On the Relationship between Music and Painting in Captain Beefheart’s Work Those who, over the last twenty years, have loved the musicRead More

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

Poetry readings 1993

A 1993 poetry reading CD was included in the Stand Up To Be Discontinued exhibition book and later reproduced in the Pearls Before Swine book. ItRead 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

Stand Up To Be Discontinued Brighton exhibition flyer

Stand Up To Be Discontinued Brighton exhibition flyer

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

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

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