signed and captioned by artist, across bottom in black ink: Harry Smith, hermetic film-maker, philosopher, / archivist, painter & bibliophile stayed in that little / music room in my apartment for nine months re- / covering from a compression fracture of his right knee. / He spent months tape-recording ambient sounds of the Lower East Side coming into my Manhattan windows from miles around. February 22, 1985. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, across bottom in graphite: GDC-602 CD-AG-25 GDC-601; lower left on mount circled: #4; across bottom: Image# 14268 GD-AG-25 Image; lower right: GDC-596 Image# 11815 GDC-601 + GDC-602 52
Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2011.