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signed by artist, along bottom in black ink: Patti Smith, poet, 70's cult pop singer, devotee of Rimbaud & Wm. / Burroughs, retired 14 years from stage to raise children, her husband / passed away. We did Buddhist Jewel Heart Center benefit in 4,000 seat / Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor U. of Michigan, she came out of retirment; / next day signed new volume _Early Work 1970-1979_ in bookstore, then / we suppered at Gelek Rinpoche's house, February 17, 1995. Allen Ginsberg; on verso by unknown hand, upper right in graphite: Neg # 10 / 2/17/95; by artist's hand, upper right in graphite: Signed 4/20/95; rubber stamp in black ink, center: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-122; bottom right in graphite: GDC-902

Provenance

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