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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Gregory Corso grounded serious straightforward looking at me / Boulder Colorado, Jane Faigao's patio, hot tub behind him. Teaching / that summer, Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied / Poetics, earlier in the day he'd taken psychedelic "Ecstasy" Powder, July / 29, 1985. "Empathy" would be more accurate name. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: 94; bottom left in graphite: +; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-321; by artist's hand, lower right in graphite: #415/14,268 / July 29/85 / BK4 # 12 (lightly crossed out) / Neg 5; bottom right: GDC-749; bottom right: 42

Provenance

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