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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Bill Burroughs in back bedroom waiting for company, he'd arrived from South America in August & we stayed together in my apartment till December working on _Yage Letters_ and _Queer_ Manuscripts - Ace Books'd printed first paperback Junky edition that Spring. "I come home from work (at N.Y. World-Telegram, newspaper copyboy) 4:45 and we talk till one A.M. or later...am all hung up in a great psychic marriage with him for the month --"as I wrote to Neal Cassedy, September 4, 1953.

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Ellen and Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT (through Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); gift to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
2010
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg, National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, New York University, New York; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 2010 - 2013, no. 40.