Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Spring 2021

Sat, May 15, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 277

William S. Burroughs Shotgun Painting

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 1982 (per consignor's records)
Country of origin; materials: American; plywood with shotgun holes, photograph
Dimensions (H, W, D): 21.5"h, 9.25"w; 27"h, 14.5"w frame
Additional Information: Work is titled "Are you in Salt?" and is double-sided, with one photo on each side. Burroughs is among the subjects in the group photo. Provenance: Diego Cortez, Ltd., New York, New York, acquired 1990.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Palm Beach Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

Live previews begin May 3rd, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm ET. Please direct any questions and/or consignment inquiries to


very good, distressing inherent to the work