Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Fred Anderson

Oct 11, 2021 | Comments: 1

Fred Anderson (1929 – 2010), a favorite tenor saxophone player, based in Chicago.

Here my two old takes, in watercolor and ink.

Beatles For Sale

Sep 6, 2021

One more watercolor sketch of a Beatles album. Beatles For Sale was their fourth studio album, released in the UK late in 1964.

I was 12 years old and I thought this album was fantastic. When I listen to it now, it's still great but maybe not their very best.

But don't let me dig into that: I Don't Want to Spoil the Party. 

Ghikas collage

Aug 24, 2021 | Comments: 2

A collage I made incorporating my portraits of a young and old Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas and his house in the hills of Kamini on Hydra Island. Also Henry Miller, who visited there in 1939 together with the poet Katsimbalis. The donkeys now use the ruins as their resting grounds. Greek artist Ghikas (1906 - 1994) had an international reputation as part of the cubist movement.

A Hard Day's Night

Aug 9, 2021

I painted more than twelve of The Beatles' album covers and here's my take on one of them. I remember when this album came out and how much I loved it. The intro to "Anytime At All", John Lennon's voice! WOW! I never thought that The Beatles could surpass this album.

I should have known better!


Mailart experiment No. 1

Success | Jul 28, 2021 | Comments: 2

A couple of years ago I wrote K. Kong at his address at the Empire State Building in New York. I never had a reply or a Return To Sender, maybe there was actually someone else with the last name Kong at that address. Maybe Elizabeth Kong wondered about the asemic letter that was inside. 

Now I had this returned to me. I think this is a success! Of course I would have loved the old style rubber stamp "Return to Sender" but this is good. King Kong doesn't live there any more!