William Burroughs, London, 1974
© Duffy

William Burroughs, London, 1974

By Brian Duffy
About the image
Influential Beatnik writer William Burroughs shot for Rolling Stone Magazine in 1974, in Duffy's Swiss Cottage studio, where he is holding a photograph Duffy shot of the eccentric author from 1960. (Note that inside the typewriter of the 1960 photograph is an early draft of his book, The Soft Machine, published in 1961.)

Burroughs's seminal work was the avant-garde novel, Naked Lunch, which was later turned into a film by director David Cronenberg.

Also of interest may be the design for the inside gatefold for David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album hanging in the doorway next to Burroughs.

Collector's Note:

This image is available as a SIGNED limited edition. 

In 2009-2010 Duffy and his son Chris produced these editions and Duffy signed them shortly before his death. Please Note: Only 8 of the edition of 15 were printed and signed by Duffy.

The front of each SIGNED photograph bears the signature on the lower right and the official Duffy Archive seal embossed on the lower left. All prints are signed and authenticated on the rear by Chris Duffy with full print details including a unique reference number. Each print is also issued a certificate of authenticity.

Release Notes:

Available Duffy Archive photographs are listed below. Please note that these are IMAGE SIZES, so the artwork itself will actually be several inches larger on each dimension.

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William Burroughs, London, 1974
William Burroughs, London, 1974