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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: William Burroughs ready to leave "the Bunker" for supper, he was visiting / New York staying in his former Bowery loft, maybe back from Europe where / he was awarded rosette Chevalier des Arts, visible below the round American Institute / of Arts & Letters pin on his lapel, very distinguished gentleman, March 26, 1985, / just beginning his late additional career as a painter.; across bottom of mat printed in black ink on applied paper: William Burroughs prêt à sortir du “Bunker” pour diner, il était de passage à New York et habitait son ancien loft dans le Bowery, peut-être rentrant d’Europe où il avait été / décoré de la rosette de Chevalier des Arts visible en-dessous de l’insigne rond de l’American Institute of Arts and Letters sur son revers, monsieur très distingué, 26 mars / 1985, commenҫant juste sa tardive et nouvelle carrière comme peintre.; on verso, by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-23; bottom left of mat in graphite circled: #35; bottom center of mat in graphite: Image #12039 GD-AG-23; bottom right of mat in graphite: GDC-599; bottom right of mat in graphite: 58

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2015.

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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