Terry Oakes: Gangsters, Ghosts and Dragonflies
Original published cover art for Gangsters, Ghosts and Dragonflies: A Book of Story Poems for Older Children, ed. by Brian Patten, first published by Pan, 1983 and then also by Macmillan for the 2nd edition, reissued 1993, for which this painting was used. The painting is a direct copy, in fulll color acrylics of one of the interior pen & inks, used to illustrate a poem by Gregory Corso "The Last Gangster". The artwork is on primed hardboard, 15" x 10.5" and signed. One of the most entertaining portraits of a gangster you'll ever find!