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Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Old-timer & survivor Herbert E. Huncke, Beat literary pioneer who introduced Burroughs, Kerouac & myself to floating population hustling & drug scene Times Square 1945. From '48 on he penned several remarkable volumes especially the classic _The Evening Sun Turned Crimson_, autobiographic anecdotal tales (Cherry Valley, 1970). Here age 78 in basement apartment backyard East 7th street near avenue D, Lower East Side Manhattan May 18, 1993.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-67; across lower right: 2 v [check mark] GDC-829

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. 78.