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Allen Ginsberg Weekender Tote Bag featuring the painting Alan Ginsberg Poet Philosopher by Carole Spandau

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Alan Ginsberg Poet Philosopher Weekender Tote Bag




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Our weekender tote bags are chic and perfect for a day out on the town, a staycation, or a weekend getaway.   The tote is crafted with soft, spun poly-poplin fabric and features double-stitched seams for added durability.   The 1" thick cotton handles are perfect for carrying the bag by hand or over your shoulder.   This is a must-have for the summer.

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Spot clean or dry clean only.

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2 - 3 business days

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congrats on your wonderful sale!

Thank you Ed.

carole such a fine portrait of ginsberg!done in 1971,how great we can still enjoy it!l/f

Christine,thank you for saying that. about this sale in particular..,,means alot to me,thank you kindly !!

Odon, thanks for your visit and for your congrats on my sale!

Thank you Ernie, and congrats to you on all your recent sales as well!!

Valerie..thank you kindly..

Hayrettin, many thanks My friend..more sales to you too!!

Thank you Juergen, I appeciate your kind words!

Congratulations on your sale ................Odon.

Congrats on your sale!!!

Congratulations on the sale of this beautiful work, Carole.

Congratulations on your sale Carole. Greetings.

Beautiful piece of artwork, Carol ! Congratulations on your sale ! Best wishes, Juergen

As Ginsberg once said "Reality is a question of realizing how real the world is already." I think you've caught the essence of Ginsberg here Carole.. the colors portray him with curious intensity and ... you can almost see the machine at work in his mind... I love it!!

This is a fantastic piece Carole, I really enjoy your work.

Great portrait of Ginsberg...John Sinclair,a pupil of his use to hang out with me in a New Orleans bar.if you get a chance google him..he is now in Amsterdam...your colors are wonderful Carole....ted

I can feel him, he is in a great state of wonder, and his eyes knows it all. Love it Carole

Thanks for comments on this portrait. It was painted in 1971, shortl;y after starting my first teaching job. A small private school hired me to teach art for only two and a half days a week, affording me the time I needed to develop my portrait style. Alan Ginberg my subject, was a mentor to Bob Dylan, whose music was just bursting forth on the scene. My friends and I were crazy about Dylan and his thought provoking lyrics. This philosophic portrait is just as much an hommage to Dylan as it is to Mr. Ginsberg. I would have loved to have heard them perform at Gerdes Folk Club in Greenwich Village , but I was young, and broke and had to content myself with listening via my record albums.

very interesting style. glowing and pensive. I like his eyes.thanks Carole..for comments on Collage of Mountains. It is a series of small encaustic paintings put together.

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July 11th, 2018

Very happy with this product. It is for my daughter and she will love it

July 9th, 2018


July 7th, 2018

looks very good

June 27th, 2018

Love this bag! The quality is so nice and the photography really pops on it. Much bigger than I expected. Favorite!! Check out Jessica Lambert’s other photography! Beautiful work!

June 15th, 2018

I love my beautiful "A Breath of Fresh Air" tote bag by Ellen Watkins! The image is so inspiring, uplifting and empowering, and the size is absolutely perfect. I love that the handles are long and I can easily grab the bag and swing it over my shoulder (I hate bags w/ handles that are short and make it uncomfortable to carry over my shoulder). This bag is particularly important to me because of how it makes me feel. I'm one of the co-leaders of a women's group and I have to carry a lot of materials to my meetings that are emotionally heavy due to the nature of our meetings. I wanted a bag for the materials that made me feel strong, powerful and whole. This bag does exactly that. And I love supporting Ellen who is a local artist and visionary! I love her work and I absolutely love this bag. It's perfect for anyone who wants a large tote bag that makes them feel beautiful and inspired!

June 10th, 2018

Beautiful artwork...great bag! Very nicely done!!

Artist's Description

Allen Ginsberg June 3, 1926 - April 5, 1997 was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrated his fellow "angel-headed hipsters" and harshly denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. This poem is one of the classic poems of the Beat Generation. The poem, which was dedicated to writer Carl Solomon, opens: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix..In "Howl" and in his other poetry, Ginsberg drew inspiration from the epic, free verse style of the 19th century American poet Walt Whitman. Both wrote passionately about the promise (and betrayal) of American democracy, the central importance of erotic experience, and the spiritual quest...

About Carole Spandau

Carole Spandau

CAROLE SPANDAU is a CANADIAN FINE ARTIST,specializing in MONTREAL STREET SCENE PAINTINGS, QUEBEC LANDSCAPES, URBAN CITY SCENES, HOCKEY ART, AND CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS. GRADUATE of ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE; MCGILL UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF ART EDUCATION; CONCORDIA GRADUATE STUDIES ART HISTORY. Represented in Montreal by GALERIE ATELIER TOILE ETOILE, contact G.Venditti Artist rep at 514-486-0731 Carole Spandau was recently honored by CTV NEWS NET featuring her delightful paintings of Montreal street scenes. The interview aired repeatedly, coast to coast across Canada, resulting in a flood of new-client requests for her beautiful paintings of Montreal's magnificent winding staircases, nostalgic scenes of...

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