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signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Peter Orlovsky legs crossed mysterious-haired, W.S. Burroughs with camera & hat shading Medit- / erranean sun, Myself white pants earnest, Alan Ansen [?] visiting from Venezia to help type new / apocalyptic cut-up overflow material from [underline] Naked Lunch, Gregory Corso sunglasses & Minox’d, a / gambler at casino, Ian sommerville assisting sound-collage electronics & stroboscope alpha-rhythm. / Dream Machine experiments with Bill B. & Brian Gysen then in town, Paul Bowles squinting in bright / mid-day light seated on ground, all assembled outside Bill’s single room, Villa Muneria Garden, / my camera in Michael Portman’s hands, Tanger March-July 1961. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: SL printed 12/89 / 1961/47/829; bottom center: GD-AG-13; bottom right: GDC-847

Provenance

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