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signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Jack Kerouac, Villa Muneria Garden Wall, Tanger—he’d preceeded me & Peter O. / on Yugoslav freighter by a month to help Type Burroughs’ [underline] Interzone “word-board” / manuscript assembled for [underline] Naked Lunch. Jack left for Paris a week and a half later, / On the Road published earlier that year- he’d already written twelve books, Visions, / Dreams, Blues, in the “Legend of Duluoz” series, up to [underline] Desolation Angels Part I, late 1957. / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by artist, across center: Kerouac / Tanger / 1957 / [strikethrough] Bk5 # 26 neg 5 / negs rolled; by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #14VE; top right circled: #124 / MS; right center: EP; bottom center: GD-AG-249; bottom right: #4/708 / GDC-256

Provenance

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