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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: William Burroughs listening to new poetry-music tapes I'd made with Elvin Jones. We were staying in adjoining apartments at Varsity Townhouses, rented for the Summer session of Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. We'd come every year since 1974, along with Peter Orlovsky, & Gregory Corso as frequent visitor. Anne Waldman & I co-directed the Buddhist-oriented poetry section. July 1984.; on verso, by artist's hand, upper center in graphite: July 1984 / Print SK 9/30/90 / Signed 10/1/90 AG / 205/8954

Provenance

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