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signed by artist, along bottom in black ink: Lawrence Ferlinghetti taking morning Expresso at Café Puccini a block or so / up Columbus from his City Lights Books, March 16, 1985. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper right in graphite (erased): #85; upper center in black pencil, inverted: 48; center in graphite: Caffe Puccini; by artist's hand, lower right in graphite: Signed 6/15/91 AG / first / 3/16/85 / BK 1 # 60F / enw 11; by unknown hand, lower right in black pencil: X; lower left in graphite: MS; bottom left in graphite: #216; bottom center: GD-AG-253; bottom right in graphite: GDC-626

Provenance

Gary S. Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2010.