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signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Dr. Timothy Leary meeting Neal Cassady first time in Merry Prankster day-glo- / painted bus Neal'd driven crosscountry and up-state to Dr. Leary's retreat at / Millbrook N.Y. early in the Goldwater-Johnson Presidentiad. They'd come / honking up the estate driveway to park by the big house Kesey & friends / like a many-headed psychedelic loudspeaker'd rhinocerous in quiet / woodlands recently raided by Assistant D.A. G. Gordon Liddy & local con / stabulary without search warrants looking for grass busts, L.S.D. still / legal those years. Neal's scratching amphetamine itch in his driver's / palm, Dr. Tim'd come outside to visit bus, summer 1964. / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by artist, lower right in graphite: signed captioned 9/26/96 / AG; artist's stamp in black ink with graphite notations, lower right: PHOTO INFORMATION / YEAR 1964 / LOCATION MILLBROOK, NY / IMAGE # 1883-84 / SLEEVE # 101 / PRINTED BY SID KAPLAN / NOTE; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-82; bottom right: GDC-850 AGI99 02

Provenance

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