The singer-songwriter gave the recital a London art gallery that's showing the late art rocker's paintings
PJ Harvey paid tribute to one of her biggest influences, Captain Beefheart, by reading some of his poetry at a London art gallery a couple of weeks ago. The singer posted a video from the event to her Instagram.
The singer-songwriter — who befriended the pioneering art-rock bluesman, whose real name was Don Van Vliet, late in his life — recited a poem he wrote for her in 2001 titled “Man Can’t Anticipate Cat” at Michael Werner Gallery. The gallery is showing Van Vliet’s paintings in an exhibition titled “Standing on One Hand” through Feb. 17. The showing’s eponymous painting, which Van Vliet painted in oil in 1994, is visible to Harvey’s right in the video.