KURT VONNEGUT 2022 fine art print / edition of 15 / $250.00
KURT VONNEGUT, JR. (1922-2007) was a novelist, science-fiction icon, visionary, satirist, short story writer, philosopher, humorist, playwright, essayist, "frustrated idealist," literary experimentalist, and wry observer of American society.

"His opinion of human nature was low," wrote Lev Grossman in a 2007 obit, "and that low opinion applied to his heroes and villains alike—he was endlessly disappointed in humanity and in himself, and he expressed that disappointment in a mixture of tar-black humor and deep despair." Vonnegut's cynicism could be summed up in six words: "Technology changes. Sociology remains the same."

In a 2006 Rolling Stone interview, Vonnegut asserted that he wanted to sue tobacco giant Brown & Williamson, maker of the Pall Mall cigarettes he'd smoked since his teens, for false advertising: "I'm 83 years old," he fumed. "On the package Brown & Williamson promised to kill me. The lying bastards!"

Vonnegut was an admirer of Drew Friedman's art and wrote the introduction to Friedman's 1990 collection Warts And All (co-written by Josh Alan Friedman, published by Penguin).

This portrait was created by Drew Friedman in commemoration of the 100th anniversary (November 11, 2022) of the birth of Vonnegut.
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Only fifteen (15) prints of KURT VONNEGUT by Drew Friedman were produced for this edition. Each print is signed in the lower right, hand-numbered in the lower left, with the title handwritten by Friedman beneath the artwork. We have sold print numbers 1/15 thru 9/15, and are now offering print numbers 10/15 and 11/15, unframed, for $250 each (plus shipping & handling). Prices for remaining prints will increase as the edition sells down.

The image area is approximately 17-1/4" high x 14" wide on an untrimmed 22" x 17" sheet. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.