Lenny Bruce's open, free-style, critical form of comedy integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 obscenity trial is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. His obscenity conviction was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York State history, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. Lenny Bruce paved the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians such as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and many others. Dustin Hoffman starred in the movie "Lenny" and was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Actor". Several years later Hoffman said in an interview that it was his most difficult role because he had never met Lenny, but there were so many people who had actually known him. Bob Dylan said "Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had." Bruce is pictured in the top row of the cover of the Beatles 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Lenny Bruce's autobiography is "How To Talk Dirty And Influence People." This Portrait is my tribute to the Great Man.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Lenny Bruce Portrait and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Lenny Bruce Portrait paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Lenny Bruce Portrait on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Lenny Bruce Portrait embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.