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Inscription

signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Richard Avedon, his studio. Twenty years earlier he'd taken classic / naked portrait of me & Peter Orlovsky, arms round eachother's waists. / He invited me back to pose the same, older. I brought my camera too, / September 1984, New York Allen Ginsberg; on verso signed by artist, center right in graphite: 5/14/92 AG [2 illegible words]; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-358; bottom right: 217/9377 / [circled] 1984 / GDC-824

Provenance

Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2011.