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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Allen Ginsberg, utility man S.S. John Blair first back from Galveston-Dakar Doldrums trip, I handed my camera to the radio-man on the ship's fantail, smoking what? in New York harbor, circa October 30, 1947.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: PF46078H GD-AG-8; across lower left: 1947 #10/113 Sid Kaplan print 4/90; in lower right corner: GDC-591

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Ellen and Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT (through Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); gift to NGA, 2009.

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. 37.