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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Myself seen by William Burroughs, Kodak Retina new-bought 2'd hand from Bowery hock-shop, our apartment roof Lower East Side between Avenues B & C, Tompkins Park trees under new antennas. Alan Ansen, Gregory Corso & Jack Kerouac visited, Jack's _The Subterraneans_ records much of the scene, Burroughs & I edited letter - manuscript he'd sent from Mexico & South America, aileen Lee ("Mardow Fox" of _The Subterraneans_) typed final drafts. Neighbourhood was heavily Polish & Ukranian, some artists, junkies, medical students, cheap restaurants like "Lashkos" corner 7th & A, rent was only ¼ of my monthly $120 wage as newspaper copyboy. Time of "The Green Automobile" poem to Cassady, Fall 1953.; on verso a stamp of 'Photographed by Allen Ginsberg Copyright 1994 NYC All Rights Reserved Fax 212-675-1686. AG signed NY 1953 2of3, 10/22/95, written in graphite by unknown hand "taken by WS Burroughs."

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. 38.