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William S. Burroughs, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern 1977

Gerard Malanga

* 1943 in The Bronx, NY

Gelatine silver print. Size of sheet: 21.1 x 25.3 cm.

Photographer’s stamp recto. Annotated in red ink R 38 and typed description and date recto.

According to the annotation recto, this photograph shows Burroughs, Hopper and Southern meeting to discuss the forthcoming film adaptation of Burrough’s novel Junky, directed by Southern and starring Hopper. The photographer, Malanga, worked closely with Andy Warhol at The Factory and took several iconographic photos from the period, including the 1975 portrait of Burroughs in front of his family’s corporate headquarters bearing his surname. The film was never produced.

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