Browse collection: Captain Beefheart at Bluecoat
Visitors to the Captain Beefheart exhibition
This was US rock musician Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart's first ever art exhibition. 45 years later, his achievement as 'total artist' was the subject of a weekend celebration at the arts centre in 2017, when a film by the Bluecoat gallery director who arranged the 1972 exhibition, Lucy Cullen, was presented, giving her recollections of the exhibition and the artist. Photo: George Tate.