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Captain Beefheart: the Artist

Ben Thompson, Independent, The, 21 August 1994

DON VAN VLIET lives in the small and beautifully named town of Trinidad in Northern California, up by the Oregon border, 135 ft from the ocean. He paints there. He is a painter of note — Stand Up to Be Discontinued, the second British exhibition of his work, arrives in Brighton in September to confound anyone who doubts this — but he used to be a painter of notes.

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