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Inscription

signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gregory Corso, Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, behind him shades of Ian Summerville, Cambridge mathematics student, Bill's cut-up tech assistant, and Michael Portman, eighteen-year-old Public School aristocrat admirer of _Naked Lunch,_ the two staying in rooms adjacent to Bill's, both early deceased - here under the wall of Bill's garden. All took cameras out beneath blue sky, bright sunny day, Villa Muneria, Tanger August 1961; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-15; lower right: GDC-904

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. 61.