William S. Burroughs Portraits 1975-1995 by Kate Simon
SHOWstudio Shop hosted a solo exhibition of portraits of William S. Burroughs by Kate Simon to celebrate the occasion of his centenary. The exhibition marked the debut release of Simon’s 'Cibachrome Edition' portfolio.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Life is a Killer, Last Sitting'
Kate Simon discusses her final sitting with Burroughs and muses on the implications of working with a subject for such a long period of time.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William Burroughs, New Mexico'
Kate Simon remembers shooting William Burroughs in New Mexico and muses on what could have caused his open and humorous expression.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William on the Porch, Lawrence, Kansas'
Kate Simon discusses Burroughs' brand-like awareness of his own identity.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William by the Barn'
Kate Simon describes the role William Burroughs had in constructing his own image.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Keith Haring at William's Home'
Kate Simon recalls taking this portrait of William S. Burroughs with artist Keith Haring during the River City Reunion festival in 1987.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William with Gun on his Front Porch'
Kate Simon remembers shooting William Burroughs on the porch at his home in Kansas, and the way he art directed the shot.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Spare Ass Annie'
Kate Simon recalls the story behind Spare Ass Annie, the image used for Burroughs' spoken word album of the same name that was released in 1993.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Wordvirus Cover'
Kate Simon considers the various portrayals of William Burroughs' personality in comparison to the man she knew.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'In Front of Carl Apfelschnitt Drawing'
Simon speaks about the artist Carl Apfelschnitt, whose drawing is shown behind Burroughs, and his influence on Burroughs experiments with visual art.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Shot on William's 70th Birthday'
Kate Simon recalls the 'unending series of parties' marking the iconic writer's 70th birthday celebrations, and the famous guests in attendance.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William Burroughs with Cat'
Kate Simon reveals the story behind this 1994 photograph of William S. Burroughs with the poet and performance artist John Giorno's cat.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'Shooting Sequence'
Kate Simon speaks about photographing William Burroughs in four poses that demonstrate how to fire a gun in 1979.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'The Bunker, NYC'
Kate Simon gives shares the types of camera and lighting equipment that she used to shoot William Burroughs at home in The Bunker.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William with Cane at The Bunker'
Kate Simon describes the artworks that surrounded William S. Burroughs in his hermetic New York City dwelling, known as 'The Bunker'.
Interview: Kate Simon on 'William with Patti Smith at his Home'
Kate Simon recounts the story of the first photograph she took of William S. Burroughs on Patti Smith's 29th birthday at The Bunker in 1975.
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