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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gary Snyder, his small house-garden on Nishinomuja-cho, kita-ku section near Dai-tokuji temple, in monk's travelling outfit, wearing Unsui & indigo dyed cotton training robe (koromo), square hand-sewn Rakusu cloth hung round his neck, thick belt to guard zazen sitting posture & belly warmth, and dark-browned Ajirokasa basket-hat stained with juice of green persimmons. Kyoto, Japan July 1963.; on verso, by unknown hand, across center stamped in black ink: Photograph by Allen Ginsberg COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Fax 212-675-1686; lower center in graphite: GD-AG-91; lower center right: _D_ - IV 3/3 - IV's; lower right corner: 59/1102 July 1963 JAPAN CDC-884

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. 65.