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Inscription

Signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gregory Corso, Maestro Poet, ancient herald's wand pin, messenger-god Hermes Caduceus near his pen, a quiet afternoon in "The Kettle of Fish", an old bar in Greenwich Village under whose sign Keroauc used to drink. Gregory called me to join him, we spent a few hours talking till supper time, tired he took cab home to Horatio Street, March 13, 1995. I showed him poems by 19 year-old new poet, he liked them too.; on verso, by unknown hand, across lower center in graphite: GD-AG-237; across lower right: GDC-735; across center, stamped in black ink: Photographs By Allen Ginsberg COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Fax 212-675-1686; across upper right: neg # 10 3/13/95

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. 91.