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Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Carl Solomon in his Prince Street apartment several years after we were locked up together in residence on Sixth Floor Ward, New York State Psychiatric Institute. He got shock treatments, introduced me to Jean Genet's _Miracle of the Rose_ and Antonin Artaud's _Van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society_ translations, I stayed eight months, weekends off. Afterwards, working mid-town at his uncle's Ace Books publications, he gave Kerouac small advance on first On the Road [title underlined] sketches (scroll later rejected), saw Jaime DeAngulo's classic Indian Tales [title underlined] first hard-back through press, and edited William Burroughs' _Junkie_ paperback first edition. New York, 1953.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: Signed 4/26/95 A.G. Carl Solomon; across lower center: PF45136H GD-AG-72; across lower left: GDC-872

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. 44.