Lot 688: Exceptional matte-finish 12.5 x 10 gelatin silver photo of William S. Burroughs originally taken by Ginsberg during their first meeting in 1961, lengthily signed in the lower border in black ink, "William S. Burroughs slightly zonked, his dooryard garden wall, Villa Muniria, Tanger, Morocco: 'Who are you an agent for?' He was engaged in 'tracing back along the word-lines', his cut-up method of language-analysis, inquiring back to sources of my conditioning, perhaps liberal professor Lionel Trilling, perhaps 'a trust of giant insects from another galaxy' conspiring to make Nova conditions on the plan- et, exterminate the human animal, another life-form move in on the turf, virus invasion. Corso, Tim Leary, & Peter Orlovsky were visiting, 1961. Allen Ginsberg." Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 20.25 x 17.75. A vertical surface crease to the right side, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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