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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Poet John Giorno & Bill's secretary Jim Grauerholz aghast at William S. / Burroughs' whip-fast draw of flexible blackjack- - Bowery junkies try / to steal his wallet watch out Muggers! Age 71 Burroughs'd returned to / his old "Bunker" (formerly gym locker-room) in N.Y. with mss. _Place of Dead Roads_, / second novel of trilogy. Scar on Giorno's belly from cancer operation decade earlier; / Giorno by then resident had set up wall black- clothed with stage-lights for his / poetry rock & roll rehearsals. March 26, 1985.; on verso, by unknown hand, top left in graphite: #75 VE / 315/12046[crossed out]; top center in graphite: #33[crossed out]; top right in graphite: 3/26/85 / Bk 3#6A; top right in graphite circled: #62; upper left in graphite: 97; upper center in grease pencil perpendicular circled: 49; center left in graphite: 315/13398; center in graphite: page 91; bottom left in graphite circled: 180; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-329; bottom right in graphite: GDC-661; bottom right in graphite: X

Provenance

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

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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