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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: William S. Burroughs looking serious, sad lover's eyes, afternoon light in window, cover of just-published _Junkie_ propped in shadow above right shoulder, Japanese kite against lower East Side hot water flat's old wallpaper. He'd come up from South America & Mexico to stay with me editing _Yage Letters_ and _Queer_ manuscripts. New York, Fall 1953.; on verso, by unknown hand, lower left in graphite: GD-AG-17; upper left corner: # 16; across lower right: GDC-843 AGI96 11; across center right, possibly by artist's hand: signed 4/27/95 AG; across center, stamped in black ink: Photograph By Allen Ginsberg COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FAX 212-675-1686; across lower center: © ALLEN GINSBERG TRUST Trustee, Bob Rosenthal ___________ This photograph was printed before 4/5/97 under the supervision of Allen Ginsberg

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. 41.