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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926 --) & Gregory Corso (b. 1930), modest & immodest self portraits, we weren't / lovers but poets & jackanapes smiling and serious in turn, candid facing Kodak-Retina lens delayed-act- / ion snap, camera propped on chair other end of small white-washed room top-floor little Hotel Armor / a block down hill Calle Cook from 1 Rue Magellan Burroughs' Villa Muneria, Tanger [sic] Maroc August 1961. / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper right: 2ND; artist's stamp, center: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by artist's hand, lower right in graphite: AG signed 8/95 / SK 8/95; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: PF45632H, by unknown hand, bottom center right in graphite: GD-AG-74; bottom right in graphite: GDC-997

Provenance

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