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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: William Burroughs hanging Alan Ansen, take-off on "Naked Lunch" "Blue Movie" orgasm scenario. Ansen'd typed up where Kerouac left off. Old friend expatriate Polymath Ansen had type W.H. Auden's long mss. in 1940s, here joined us from Venice. Upper balcony Villa Mouneria overlooking Tanger bay.

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Ellen and Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT (through Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); gift to NGA, 2008.