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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Sandro Chia, his apartment-studio on West 20's in New York, Julian Schnabel's crockery portrait of him hung on wall, his shotgun on display - he'd been out target-practicing with W. S. Burroughs at Chia's house in Rhinebeck a weel before, had begun working with a text by Gregory Corso that season, April 1985.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-78; lower right corner: GDC-877

Provenance

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