Paintings of Don Van Vliet

Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)

Don Van Vliet, more widely known by his pseudonym Captain Beefheart, retired from music in 1982 and devoted his life to painting. Asked why he didn’t go to his own openings, he said “If I’m somewhere else, I’d rather be painting. And when I’m painting, I’d rather be alone.”

NOTE: these images were scraped from The Michael Werner Gallery. If you’ve got the scratch you can buy one. Contact the gallery at (212) 988-1623.

2 Responses to “Paintings of Don Van Vliet”

  1. Bette Rock

    these are fantastic I never knew he was so good. I love his music and now I love his art

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