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Inscription

signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: William Burroughs amusing himself with 1953's recent translation of St.-Jean Perse's / _Vents_, living room floor 206 East 7th Street New York City, Fall '53. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite: # 18 VE; upper right in graphite: # 11; center in graphite: page 26; lower left in graphite: # 19/173 / 1953 / BK5 # 13B / neg 8; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-244; lower right in graphite: GDC-750

Provenance

Gary S. Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2010.