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signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Sandro Chia & William S. Burroughs at double vernissage Francesco / Clemente's paintings, Mary Boone/Leo Castelli Galleries, Soho, March / 30, 1985. Chia & Clemente had read Burroughs works when they were / young poets in the '60's in Italy. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #321/12, 105; top right: 3/30/85 / [strikethrough] Bd 3 #12/env 2; bottom center: GD-AG-189; bottom right: GDC-574

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Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2011.