Patti Smith / Herbert Huncke – Signed 1995 Jack Kerouac Festival Event Poster

A signed poster from An Evening of Music and Poetry, featuring Patti Smith and Beat writer and poet Herbert Huncke. This 1995 event was part of the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac festival, in which Jack Kerouac was honored by his hometown, Lowell Mass.

Smith and Huncke have each boldly signed the poster across their images, in black marker.\

In mint condition.  16″ x 20″.

From Wikipedia: Herbert Huncke (1915 – 1996) was…a member of the Beat Generation and is reputed to have coined the term…Huncke used the word “Beat” to describe someone living with no money and few prospects. “Beat to my socks,” he said. Huncke coined the phrase in a conversation with Jack Kerouac, who was interested in how their generation would be remembered. “I’m beat,” was Huncke’s reply, meaning tired and beat to his socks. Kerouac used the term to describe an entire generation.

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