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Gallery: John Fahey's paintings

November 2014

View artwork made by the guitarist, recently collected in a book published by Inventory Press and Audio Visual Arts

John Fahey began making abstract art towards the end of his life, mostly painting and sometimes drawing. Many were used by Fahey to barter with for hospitality while he lived on the road and in motels, and others were given away or discarded.

The first book collecting a selection of John Fahey’s paintings is published by Inventory Press and the New York gallery Audio Visual Arts, bringing together 92 works by the guitarist, along with essays by No Neck Blues Band founder Keith Connolly and critic Bob Nickas. Read more on the book here.


The paintings are excellent

It be nice if the paintings weren't switched every two seconds

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