Burroughs 101

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http://www.artsjournal.com/herman/2015/01/kick-that-habit-bellaart-does-burroughs.html

Kick That Habit? Bellaart Does Burroughs

This pencil drawing of William S. Burroughs by Gerard Bellaart is one of two portraits. It’s the introspective Burroughs. The other drawing, a charcoal sketch to be posted soon, catches Burroughs in a wholly different state of mind, as if possessed by the Ugly Spirit that Burroughs believed had dogged him throughout his life. The text on the card is an excerpt from “Incidental Intelligence” to be published in full in The Z Collection, a tryptich of portraits to include Godfrey Reggio and Norman Mailer.

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