signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Michael Portman, ill-starred English aristocrat, then staying next / door room to William Burroughs at Villa Muneria studying Alpha / rhythms, strobiscope “Dream-Machine” illusions and letters with / Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Dorian Gray youth, he died in mid- / age, alcohol and other dissippations, Tanger 1961. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, signed by artist: center right perpendicular in graphite: Signed 4/24/90 AG.; by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: page 22; center right perpendicular: 1961/51/905 / SK printed 12/10/85; lower left circled: #19; lower center: GD-AG-396; lower right: GDC-628
Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2012.