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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Robert La Vigne, painter at 1010 Montgomery Street, San Francisco 1955, see Levesque in _Desolation Angels_, Robert Browning in Big Sur. We all lived on South Street, later in Hotel Wentley. He lives & paints in Seattle 1988, great artist.; on verso, by unknown hand, in lower left corner in graphite: 41 [inscribed in a circle]; across lower left: x; lower center stamped in ink: PHOTO INFORMATION: YEAR__ LOCATION__ IMAGE #__ SLEEVE #__ PRINTED BY__ NOTE__; in graphite: GD-AG-230; across lower right corner in graphite: #32 / 478 1955 BK5#21 [lightly crossed out] Neg # 21 GDC-497; across upper left center: 67 [inscribed in a circle]

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. 58.