William S. Burroughs & Friends

William S. Burroughs was one of the most influential and groundbreaking American writers of the second half of the 20th century. He was a leading figure in the Beat movement and his dreamlike, post-modern writing reflects his personal experiences as a heroin addict and travels across the globe. He's best known for Naked Lunch (1959).

Our exhibition consists of portraits of the writer and in many cases meeting with other significant writers and artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Francis Bacon, Dennis Hopper and John Waters.

In some cases, you can click through to see the back of photographs which have annotations recto. 

Fraudeau, Martin
William S. Burroughs in glasses and hat
Gelatine silver print.
23.8 x 17.6 cm.
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Fraudeau, Martin
William S. Burroughs smoking
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 23.8 x 17.6 cm.
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Fraudeau, Martin
William S. Burroughs reading
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 23.8 x 17.6 cm
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Fraudeau, Martin
William S. Burroughs sitting holding a book
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 23.8 x 17.6 cm
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Fraudeau, Martin
William S. Burroughs holding photographic portrait of himself
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 33 x 23.8 cm
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De Loach, Allen
William S. Burroughs and James Grauerholz
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 20.1 x 25.2
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Malanga, Gerard
William S. Burroughs, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 21.1 x 25.3 cm.
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Resnick, Marcia
William S. Burroughs and John Waters
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 21.1 x 25.3 cm
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