William Burroughs, Paris, 1959. Burroughs is wearing what he called his Rothschild suit. One of a number of images taken of Burroughs by Brion Gysin in the streets of Paris. Gysin told writer Terry Wilson that the series was an ironic magical operation intended to procure Burroughs’ entry into the French Academy. Note the ripped, torn and detourned posters calling for a lasting peace agreement in Algiers, and the peeling upper walls in which the image of Africa serendipitously appears.