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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Ken Kesey, midnight – lamp’d at Hotel Excelsior w. 81’st St. Man - / hattan, he’d performed his Bear-Myth Cantata at Lincoln center, / brief visit to N.Y., his son recently perished in athlete tour-bus crash / northwest. December 14, 1989. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper right in black ink: 12/14/89 / Neg #14; upper center in graphite: # 1253A/not cataloged; lower center: GD-AG-159; lower right: GDC-499

Provenance

Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2012.