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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Neal Cassady & I went upstairs to attic at Millbrook estate near Poughkeepsie, big house where Tim Leary's Castalia Foundation was then experimenting with psychedelic DMT, a half hour trips [sic]. Here Neal rests with eyes closed watched over by Susan Metzher in charge of holding the vial of clear liquid, just injected. I'd driven up from N.Y. with Kesey's merry pranksters in their bus, Fall 1964.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-349; across lower right: GDC-841; upper left corner: #32 [inscribed in a circle]; across upper right: contact # 67 neg 25A-26 BK 1A 67/#1480; by artist's hand: signed, captioned over 3/31/93 AG; by unknown hand: MS [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. 69.