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Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: We went uptown to look at Mayan Codices at Museum of Natural History & Metropolitan Museum of art [sic] to view Carlo Crivelli's green-hued Christ - face with crown of thorns stuck symmetric in his skull - here Egyptian wing William Burroughs with a brother Sphinx, Fall 1953 Manhattan.; on verso, by unknown hand, in upper left corner in graphite: #31 VE; across center: Page 40; in upper right corner: #8 [inscribed in a circle]; along bottom edge center: GD-AG-245; across lower right: T12 16/146 1953 45 GDC-752 AGI96 23; across lower center stamped in black: © 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. 45.