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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Francesco Clemente looking over hand-script album with new poem I'd written out for his Blake-inspired watercolor illuminations, we'd done two books before; entrance corner of his loft overlooking Great Jones street
Manhattan, October 1984. He liked this picture.; on verso, by unknown hand, in lower left corner in graphite: C AG1-53; possibly by artist's hand, across lower left: Signed 10/23/89; possibly by Sid Kaplan's hand: 10/18/89 SK; by unknown hand across lower center: GD-AG-93; across lower right: GDC-867; in lower right corner: AGI96 14

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. 88.