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Alex Cambell & William Guthrie

Harold Chapman

Alex Cambell & William Guthrie

Size: 16 x 20" | Edition: 30

Print Type: Signed Silver Gelatin

SKU/Cat Number: HC008BH

  1. £1,500.00

    Ex. VAT  
  2. or call 020 7839 4942


Left to Right: Scottish folk legend Alex Campbell and William Guthrie, the painter. Dixie Nimmo wrote of artists in the hotel: "They rent, for a few francs a day, bare rooms smelling of dust and Gauloises." The Beat Hotel, Paris, 1956

Chronicling the passionate and powerful Beat movement in the Parisian 50’s is what Harold Chapman has become renowned for. Born in 1927 he set himself up in the Beat Hotel in Paris and as Rob Sharp states in a review of Chapman’s work, he was a man ‘who never missed a Beat.’ He photographed Peter Oblovsky, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs among other residents of the infamous Beat Hotel. Chapman exhibited his extensive and complex collection of photographs of the Beat era in an exhibition at Proud Chelsea called The Beat Hotel in 2010. 

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