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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Lafcadio Orlovsky, with sister Marie. I went to Park Lake Rest Home / Ronkonkoma L.I. where he’d been sheltered & sedated the last few years, / silent - till Catholic Charities arranged for Day-Care thrice weekly, he / woke a bit & began crayon drawing again, phoned me & asked me to visit / with Marie after 2 years absence. “Can I go home and live with Marie?” / we went to restaurant on highway nearby March 21, 1995. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite: #97 VE; center, stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; lower right in graphite: [checkmark] / 3/21/95 / Neg#32; bottom center: GD-AG-262; bottom right: GDC-631

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