Gary Lucas has sent us some previously unseen drawings by Don. These were drawn in a large notebook (8.5 x 11 inches) which Gary carried everywhere during 1980 to 1984 and used for Beefheart related business — “dictated lyrics, poems, observations he wanted me to write down, business contacts etc.”
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#1 “Untitled Abstract “
Don drew this in November 1980 towards the back of the notebook using a black marking pen.
#2 “Growlin Poeé” (dated 11 / 11 / 82)
#3 “Early Phoe Faux Thump” (11-11-82)
The last two drawings Don drew in NYC during a period of time he was staying with Gary in the West Village, he was in town to do the David Letterman Show on that same day, his second appearance on the show.
Cool! Always great to see Mr Van Vliet’s drawings!