Monday, 02 May 2011

Ira Cohen,an artist and a touchstone

Ira Cohen made phantasmagorical films that became cult classics. He developed a way of taking photographs in mesmerizing, twisting colors, including a famous one of Jimi Hendrix. He published works by authors like William Burroughs and the poet Gregory Corso. He wrote thousands of poems himself. He wrote The Hashish Cookbook under the name Panama Rose. He called himself “the conscience of Planet Earth.” ...Read more here

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