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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: My uncle Abe Ginsberg, Daughters of Israel Geriatric Facility, West Orange, New Jersey, April 13, 1986. He was too weak to sip through a straw. He lifted his hand as I stood at the foot of the bed with camera. He died a week and half later. He had whispered "I love you" when I first came in his room.; on verso, by unknown hand, in upper left corner: #43 VE; across upper centre: 81; across center: page 55; in upper right corner: #74 [inscribed in a circle]; across lower center: 63 [inscribed in a circle] 558/ 18304 O.K. 4/17/86 OM25 Neg #17; along lower edge center: GD-AG-309; across lower right: BK8 #22 GDC-621 50

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. 77.