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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: William Burroughs, 11 pm late March 1985, being driven home to 222 Bowery. Experimenting with hand held half-second Rolliflex exposure, camera upside down for view, Burroughs phantom in street light stop sign illumination fuzzy, couldn't move back further to focus sharper, I was in rear seat; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-186; lower right: GDC-518; upper left: #318/12,077; upper right: 3/27/85 BK 3 # 9 env [?] 2

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. 103.