"Art is a lie that tells the truth" -- Pablo Picasso
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Peter Orlovsky 1933 - 2010
Peter Orlovsky in San Francisco, 1955
Peter Orlovsky was the son of Russian immigrants, born on the Lower East Side, and a high school drop out. He was Allen Ginsburg's long time lover and supposedly the inspiration for "Howl." He was also a close friend of Jack Kerouac.