Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel

East Viewing Room

January 27 - March 12, 2011

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Peter Orlovsky (with hat) and Allen Ginsberg, on a double sided bench, Place St. Germain-des-Pres. Chapman's photograph inspired a recreation of this moment in the movie 'Howl,' the story of Ginsberg's infmaous poem of that name, c.1956
|10 1/2 x 16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Room 41. 'Thelma Shumsky and her Swedish friend Gun, who both helped to sell my Polaroid pictures in the cafes. The bed served as a sofa during the day, c.1956
10 1/2 x 16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Gregory Corso in Room 41, the garret. Behind him, on the walls which he painted a sombre brown, are reproductions of old masters. Here, he wrote the poem 'Bomb,' which was printed in the form of a mushroom cloud,. c.1956
16 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

William S. Burroughs, Beat Hotel, c.1956
16 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lee Forest, American fashion model against the 11th century pre-Gothic church of St. Germain-des-Pres; the oldest church in Paris, 1956
16 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

The American poet, Allen Ginsberg, in front of a portrait of Arthur Rimbaud. Rimbaud, with Baudelaire, Lautremont and later Artaud and Michaux, greatly influenced the Beats, 1956
16 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Harold Chapman: Beat Hotel 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Beat Times... Couple dancing the Jive in the Maxim Suarez Jazz Club, Rue Hachette, Paris, France, 1956
16 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later