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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Wavy Gravy & his rubber nose, giant Seva Benedict organized by Ram Dass at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan November 26, 1988, seven thousand souls attending, Wavy the M. C. for part of the evening, here in a side chapel south of the altar.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-283; in upper left corner: #92 [inscribed in a circle]; across upper left: #44 VE; across center left: Page 56; in upper right corner: MS [inscribed in a circle]; across lower right: 35911 11. 26. 88 May 24 GDC-817; in lower right corner: AGI96 29

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. 90.