JavaArts presents an exhibition and the first public showing of the completed graphic novel “This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti,” by Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley.
The date of the exhibition opening coincides with the 95th birthday of little known anti-guru and cult figure, UGK. Grey and Farley teamed up to create a book about him starting with small anecdotes, collected materials and a few drawings. After ten years it turned into a masterpiece, more than a 150 pages long that weaves together the complicated lives UGK, his family, antagonists and followers through highly detailed drawings and storytelling.
About the book
The iconoclast and ‘anti-guru’ UG Krishnamurti’s (1918 – 2007) only advice was that people should throw away their crutches and free themselves from the stranglehold of cultural conditioning and the tyranny of thought.
This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnaumrti chronicles the bizarre history of The Cosmic Naxalite; from his troubled childhood with the Theosophists and subsequent disillusion with many of the leading spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, to his catastrophic personal life and years of homelessness and destitution in London and Paris.
In 1967 UG underwent his ‘Calamity’ – a series of biological mutations which left him in the ‘natural state’ – functioning without the interference of thought.
With no fixed address, no followers and no organization UG spent the next 30 years traveling the world and giving his uncompromising message that ‘mind is a myth’ and the human condition should be demystified and de-psychologized and viewed in purely physiological terms.